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Review Conceptual Example 2 in preparation for this problem. In Figure 5.4, an object, after being released from its circular path, travels the distance OA in the same time it would have moved from O to P on the circle. The speed of the object on and off the circle remains constant at the same value. Suppose that the radius of the circle in Figure 5.4 is 3.2 m and the angle is è is 24°. What is the distance OA?