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    A dare devil decide to jump a canyon. Its walls are equally high and 10m apart. He takes off by driving a motor cycle up a short ramp sloped at an angle of 15 degrees. What minimum speed must he have in order to clear the canyon.

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    <br>This is a case of projectile motion.
    <br>If a body is projected upwards (no angles involved) it will reach a height where its Kinetic Energy gets converted to potential form. At this point we can write,
    <br>(1/2)m u^2 = m g h
    <br>U^2 = 2gh
    <br>where h is the ...