Posted by Crista on .
A 35-kg child starting from rest slides down a water slide with a vertical height of 20 m. What is the child’s speed a.)half-way down the slide’s vertical distance
b.) three-fourths the distance (ignoring friction)
Use energy equation
to solve for v:
for h=5m, g=9.8m/s²
=9.9 m/s in the direction along the slide.
You can solve for other heights in a similar way.