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yes: because the higher the ramp is the fastest the toy car will travel the lower the ramp is the slower the toy car will go it all depends on the hight that your ramp is. Not the car beacause the toy car has its own ways of going fast and slow.

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Friction and gravity.

You are an avid skateboarder and just skated down a ramp. You want to find the distance you traveled. The height of the ramp at its tallest part is 40 inches and the horizontal length is 81 inches. Calculate the distance, to the nearest whole inch, you traveled down the ramp.

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1)The work done by gravity on the car is independent of horizontal distance but is proportional to its change in height. this means that the potential energy that is converted to kinetic(motion) energy is all that has changed : Change in potential energy can be found by a simple formula : m*g*h where m is the mass, g is gravitational acceleration (9.8m/s) and h is the change in height. if a car weighs 1000kg and the ramp is 2m high, the kinetic energy will be roughly 20000kg*m/s. and kinetic energy can be found by 1/2mv^2 we solve for v (velocity, speed) and get 6.324m/s or 22km/h. Again, if we don't count slope or friction than the slope of the ramp does not matter. 2)Because of gravity the car is forced downward. The higher the ramp, the more distance gravity has to apply to the car. Therefore, the higher the ramp, the further the car will travel. 3)The higher the ramp, the faster the car goes when it reaches the bottom. The distance depends on speed and friction. With no friction the car would keep going forever.

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One factor is the height of the ramp. The higher the height of the ramp the further the car travels. Another factor is the surface of the ramp. With a rough surface on the ramp e.g sand paper the car travels a short distance. With a lubricated surface on the ramp e.g Vaseline the car will travel a very long distance.

the steeper the ramp, the farther the car goes. if your ramp is flatter, it won't go as far.

Yes, put simply the steeper the ramp, the more momentum the ball with have when travelling down it, so it will go faster and if it then goes onto flat land will travel for longer than it would if the ramp was less steep

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yes because Gravity is pulling it down and the heavier the mass the farther it will travel down the ramp. The heavier it is the more gravity has to pull down

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a ramp is a flat surface which

- The slope and length of the ramp. - The rolling friction between the tires and the ramp/ground. - The air resistance (which is dependent on the velocity and geometrical shape of the car). - The direction and speed of the wind. - The smoothness of the ground (a rugged surface will slow the car down).

The friction on a ramp increases the speed of a toy car

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