Concept Question 2 (Georgetown Day School)

You and your two best friends, Ed and Deb, have become lost in the Rocky Mountains, somewhere in the vicinity of point A. Ed believes that right over the next hill is civilization. Because you are so tired, the three of you decide to use a sled to get over the hill. At what height would you need to be on the left hill to make it to the top of the second hill? List the principles used and information needed to answer this question.

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Contributors: D. Maresh/E. Eckel
Institution: Georgetown Day School
Target Audience: Precalculus/Physics students
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