# Physics

A daredevil decides to jump a canyon of width 6.5 m. To do so, he drives a motorcycle up an incline sloped at an angle of 9.45◦.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .
What minimum speed must he have in or- der to clear the canyon?

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1. Assuming both sides of the canyon are at the same elevation, then use the range equation:
range = vi²sin(2θ)/g
6.5=vi²sin(2*9.45°)/9.8
vi=sqrt(6.5*9.8/sin(18.9°)
=14.0 m/s

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