Problem: A 600-kg car is going around a banked curve with a radius of 110 m at a speed of 24.5 m/s. What is the appropriate banking angle so that the car stays on its path without the assistance of friction?[A] 29.1°[B] 13.5°[C] 33.8°[D] 56.2°[E] 60.9°

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A 600-kg car is going around a banked curve with a radius of 110 m at a speed of 24.5 m/s. What is the appropriate banking angle so that the car stays on its path without the assistance of friction?

[A] 29.1°

[B] 13.5°

[C] 33.8°

[D] 56.2°

[E] 60.9°

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