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Calculate the change in kinetic energy of a 2.50kg cat slowing down from 1.00m/s to 0.500m/s.

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  1. KE change = 0.5M*V2^2 - 0.5M*V1^2 = 0.5M(V2^2 - V1^2).
    V1 = 1 m/s.
    V2 = 0.5 m/s.
    Since the KE decreased, the change should be negative.

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