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Santa loses his footing and slides down a frictionless, snowy roof that is tilted at an angle of 27.0 degrees. If Santa slides 10.0 m before reaching the edge, what is his speed as he leaves the roof?

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Given,

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27 0 27.00 distance covered by santa (s)=10m

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Step 2

Vertical Distance covered by santa,

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h ssin e = 10x sin 27 =10x 0.956 =9.56 m

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Step 3

According to the conservation law of mechanical energy,

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1 mgh 2 where m mass of santa v velocity of santa h= vertical distance g 9.8 m/s2 gh = 2 /2gh v =V2x 9.8x9.56 = v187.376 13.69 m/s

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