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A boy starts at rest and slides down a frictionless slide as in the figure below. The bottom of the track is a height h above the ground. The boy then leaves the track horizontally, striking the ground a distance d as shown. Using energy methods, determine the initial height H of the boy in terms of h and d.

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  1. h + (d^2)/h

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  2. Correction
    h + (d^2)/4h

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  3. H=h+(d^2)/h

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  4. H=h+(d^2)/h

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  5. \frac{\left(d^2+4h^2\right)}{4h}

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