Posted by **jo** on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 9:40pm.

A skateboarder is approaching a set of stairs at a speed of 8 m/s. The stairs drop a vertical distance of h=3 meters and take up a horizontal distance d=5 meters. As the skater reaches the edge she can give herself a vertical component of velocity by jumping. Note: this does not change her horizontal velocity.

a.) What vertical velocity should the skater have in order to clear the stairs?

b.) Repeat with V=7m/s, 6 m/s, 5m/s, 4m/s

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