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Finding the maximum height given multiple variables

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Homework Statement



A 4.27-kg object is thrown vertically upward from the surface of Mercury, where the acceleration due to gravity is g1 = 3.70 m/s2. The initial velocity is v1, and the object reaches a maximum height of y1. What is the maximum height, y2, if the object is thrown with a speed of v2 = 1.99v1 from the surface of Saturn\'s moon Iapetus? The acceleration due to gravity on Iapetus is g2 = 0.223 m/s2. Give your answer as a multiple of y1.


Homework Equations


Vf2- Vi2 = 2a∆y


The Attempt at a Solution


y2=29.30 y1
 

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Homework Statement



A 4.27-kg object is thrown vertically upward from the surface of Mercury, where the acceleration due to gravity is g1 = 3.70 m/s2. The initial velocity is v1, and the object reaches a maximum height of y1. What is the maximum height, y2, if the object is thrown with a speed of v2 = 1.99v1 from the surface of Saturn\'s moon Iapetus? The acceleration due to gravity on Iapetus is g2 = 0.223 m/s2. Give your answer as a multiple of y1.


Homework Equations


Vf2- Vi2 = 2a∆y


The Attempt at a Solution


y2=29.30 y1
Hi kaitwhit, Welcome to Physics Forums.

Try using the x2 and x2 buttons on the edit panel header to create superscripts and subscripts in your equations :wink:

Can you show the work you did to arrive at your result so that we can know how to help?
 

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