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how do you determine the relationship between the angle of a ramp and speed of an object sliding down the ramp?

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The vertical distance that it falls determines the speed, in the frictional case. The component of the weight in the direction along the slope determines the acceleration.

The acceleration ig g sin theta along the plane.

Friction makes things more complicated. You need a certain minimum tilt angle to overcome friction and move at all.

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