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At a playground, a 18.7 kg child plays on a slide that drops through a height of 2.07 m. The child starts at rest at the top of the slide. On the way down, the slide does a nonconservative work of -318 J on the child. What is the child's speed at the bottom of the slide?

I have used v = sgrt 2gh and 1/2mv2 but to no avail.

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    PE at top-workdone=1/2 mv^2

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    I'm still confused. How does that equal 1/2mv2 and how does that solve the problem.

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    Starting potential energy less the work done on the way down equals the final kinetic energy.

    From the final kinetic energy, you can compute the final velocity.

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    thank you, I got it

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