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A sumo wrestler originally jumps 10 cm above a trampoline but has the same total energy of a small ball that was 200 cm higher than the trampoline. What causes this equivalency?

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    m g h is the same
    small m needs big h
    Sumo seems to be 20 times as massive as the ball :

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