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Shane Macguire Grade: upto college level
        A person is painting his house walls. He stands on a ladder with a bucket containing paint in one hand and a brush in other. Suddenly the bucket slips from his hand falls down on the floor. If the bucket with the paint had a mass of 6.0 kg and was at a height of 2.0 m at the time it slipped. How much gravitational potential energy is lost together with the paint?
3 years ago

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Jitender Pal
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										Sol. m = 6kg, h = 2m

P.E. at a height ‘2m’ = mgh = 6 × (9.8) × 2 = 117.6 J
P.E. at floor = 0
Loss in P.E. = 117.6 – 0 = 117. 6 J = 118 J
3 years ago
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