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A boulder with a mass of 2,500 kg on a ledge 200 m above the ground falls. If the boulder's mechanical energy is conserved, what is the speed of the boulder just before it hits the ground?

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    1/2 m vf^2=m*g*height
    solve for vf

    notice mass divides out.

    vf=sqrt(2gh)

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    How do you figure miles per hour?

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    what do you mean, Adam?

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    I meant meters per second

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