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    A water skier lets go of the tow rope upon leaving the end of a jump ramp at a speed of 16.4 m/s. As the drawing indicates, the skier has a speed of 13.0 m/s at the highest point of the jump. Ignoring air resistance, determine the skier's height H above the top of the ramp at the highest point.

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    A water skier lets go of the tow rope upon leaving the end of a jump ramp at a speed of 16.4 m/s. As the drawing indicates, the skier has a speed of 13.0 m/s at the highest point of the jump. Ignoring air resistance, determine the skier's height H above the top of the ramp at the highest point.

    the skier is subject only to the gravity since the air resistance can be ignored.
    Then this problem can be solved by the conservation of energy.

    Assume the potential energy at the jumping point is 0. the total energy is
    At the highest point, the total energy is

    So

    So the skier is 5.1 m high above the board.

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