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the maximum height a typical person can jump from a crouched start is about 60cm. By how much does the gravitational potential energy increase for a 72kg person in such a jump? Where does this energy come from?

I know the formula for gravitational potential energy is U=mgh. I just don't know what to plug in =/

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    72 * 9.81 * 0.60 in Joules
    It comes from the kinetic energy at liftoff

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    prove the law of conservation of energy in the case of a sliding body?

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    1. Given: m=72 kg; g (constant)=9.8 m/s^2; h= 60cm= .60m
    2. Use the gravitational potential energy formula: U=mgh.
    3. solve:
    U=mgh
    U=(72 kg)(9.8 m/s^2)(.60m)
    U=423.36 kg m/s^2

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