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Problem: A skier is gliding along at 3.0 m/s on horizontal, frictionless snow. He suddenly starts down a 10° incline. His speed at the bottom is 15 m/s.(a) What is the length of the incline?(b) How long does it take him to reach the bottom?

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A skier is gliding along at 3.0 m/s on horizontal, frictionless snow. He suddenly starts down a 10° incline. His speed at the bottom is 15 m/s.
(a) What is the length of the incline?
(b) How long does it take him to reach the bottom?

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