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Posted by **Jon** on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:15am.

A) 0.10 J

B) 9.8 J

C) 0.0 J

D) 1.0 J

Would it be A?

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**Jon**, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:25amor C?

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 12:35pmC is correct.

However, the reference of "potential energy" is not unambiguously defined. In most cases, it is taken as the ground, assuming we cannot go lower. In case we work with mines, or underground water flow, the reference point would be much lower. Given the choice, C would be logical, although anyone*could*be valid.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 4:30pmSuppose all of the apples have a mass of 0.10 kg and one of the apples in the bowl (C) is 1.0 meter off the ground. If the apple (C) falls from the table, what is the maximum kinetic energy it can gain?

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