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jakeginobi

## Homework Statement

A 45 kg steel ball is projected vertically with an initial speed of 280 m s . While the ball is rising, 8.5E5 J of heat energy are produced due to air friction. What is the maximum height

reached by the ball?

## Homework Equations

Ek = 1/2mv^2 Ep = mgh

## The Attempt at a Solution

I started with Ek

_{before}=Ep

_{after}+Ek

_{after}-E

_{heat}

so It'll be 1/2(45kg)(280m/s) = (45kg)(9.8m/s^2)h + 1/2(45kg)(0) - 8.5E5 J

Solving for H, I got 5927.44 m, the answer is 2100m (rounded), am I suppose to add the heat energy or subtract it from the energy after?