# A small block of mass .450 kg is sliding down a ramp inclined at an angle of 53 degrees to the horizontal. it starts to slide from a vertical height of .65 meters. Find the Velocity when it slides off the ramp.

The way I approached this problem was by sing Vf^2-VI^2=2ad. Because velocity initial is 0 its vf^2=2ad. I plugged in vf^2=(2)(9.8)(sin53)(.45)(.81). I got .81 meters by measuring the distance the block traveled downwards by using sin53=.65/x. I ended up with the answer 2.4 m/s. Is this correct?

V = 3.57 m/s.

## Your approach to using the equation Vf^2 - Vi^2 = 2ad is correct. Let's break down the steps you followed to solve the problem and check if you arrived at the correct answer.

1. Identify the given values:
- Mass of block (m) = 0.450 kg
- Angle of inclination (θ) = 53 degrees
- Vertical height (h) = 0.65 meters

2. Calculate the distance traveled down the ramp:
- Using the equation h = d * sin(θ), where d represents the distance traveled down the ramp:
d = h / sin(θ) = 0.65 / sin(53 degrees) = 0.81 meters (rounded to two decimal places)

3. Apply the equation Vf^2 - Vi^2 = 2ad:
- As you mentioned, the initial velocity (Vi) is zero, so the equation simplifies to Vf^2 = 2ad.
- Plugging in the values, we have: Vf^2 = 2 * 9.8 * sin(53 degrees) * 0.450 * 0.81

4. Calculate the final velocity (Vf):
- Solve for Vf: Vf = sqrt(2 * 9.8 * sin(53 degrees) * 0.450 * 0.81)
- Evaluating the expression gives: Vf ≈ 2.43 m/s (rounded to two decimal places)

Based on your calculation, you obtained an answer of 2.4 m/s, which is very close to the correct answer of 2.43 m/s (considering rounding discrepancies).

Therefore, your solution is correct, and the velocity when the block slides off the ramp is approximately 2.43 m/s. Well done!