(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Question 1:If a projectile is launched from Earth with a speed equal to the escape speed, how high above the Earth's surface is it when its speed is 96% of the escape speed?

On this question i understand i am not finding how high it would go if it were launched at 96% of the escape velocity, but rather that when it gets to 96% of the escape speed. I am unsure of how I am to find this... and I would like to atleast get a concept for this one... which will help me with question 2 as well. I believe it will deal with energy conservation, but i cannot think of a way that i can involve velocity with this. Can I get atleast an intuitive way to help lead me to get somewhere with this? If I can get this question I can surely get question 2.

Question 2:A projectile is launched vertically from the surface of the Moon with an initial speed of 2300 m/s. At what altitude is the projectile's speed 55% of its initial value?

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# Homework Help: Escape Speeds

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