physics

posted by .

A 4 kg block and a 45 kg block are placed side-by-side at the top of a frictionless ramp. Each is given a very light tap to begin their race to the bottom of the hill. In the absence of air resistance

a. the 4 kg block wins the race.

b. the 45 kg block wins the race.

c. the two blocks end in a tie.

d. there’s not enough information to determine which block wins the race.

I think it is b or c but I am second guessing myself

  • physics -

    With zero friction, or equal friction coefficients for both blocks, and zero air resistance, they end in a tie.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    I am second guessing myself A 4 kg block and a 45 kg block are placed side-by-side at the top of a frictionless ramp. Each is given a very light tap to begin their race to the bottom of the hill. In the absence of air resistance a. …
  2. physics

    A 5 kg block is placed near the top of a frictionless ramp, which makes an angle of 30o degrees to the horizontal. A distance d = 1.3 m away from the block is an unstretched spring with k = 3000 N/m. The block slides down the ramp …
  3. physics

    I am having great difficulty with this question. A block is placed on a frictionless ramp at a height of 12.5 m above the ground. Starting from rest, the block slides down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, the block slides onto …
  4. Physics

    A block is placed on a frictionless ramp at a height of 14.5 m above the ground. Starting from rest, the block slides down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, the block slides onto a frictionless horizontal track without slowing down.At …
  5. physics

    A 15-kg block is on a frictionless ramp that is inclined at 20° above the horizontal. It is connected by a very light string over an ideal pulley at the top edge of the ramp to a hanging 19-kg block, as shown in the figure. The string …
  6. physics

    A 7.4kg block starts 1.2m above the ground, at the top of a frictionless ramp. At the bottom of the ramp is a flat stretch of rough (μk = 0.15) ground 3.0m long. After sliding 3.0m, the ground becomes frictionless, and the block …
  7. physics

    3 kg block (block A) is released from rest at the top of a 20 m long frictionless ramp that is 5 m high. At the same time, an identical block (block B) is released next to the ramp so that it drops straight down the same 5 m. Find …
  8. physics

    A 3 kg block (block A) is released from rest at the top of a 20 m long frictionless ramp that is 5 m high. At the same time, an identical block (block B) is released next to the ramp so that it drops straight down the same 5 m. Find …
  9. Science Psysics

    A 6 kg black is placed at the very top of a ramp that is inclined at 31 degrees and the block is released to slide down the ramp. As the block slides friction exerts a constant resistive force of 17N directed back up the ramp What …
  10. physics

    a large block with a madd of 5kg sits on top of a steep, frictionless hill, which has a height of 45m. what is the velocity of the block by the time it reaches the bottom of the hill?

More Similar Questions