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This problem was given as extra credit to our class. My teacher was unable to solve this problem. She had asked several math teachers as well as both my parents who are electricalmengineers and commonly use math. This is the exact wording of the problem.

In the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, the best men’s high jump was 2.18 m. *Four years later in Mexico City, the gold medal in the same event was for a jump of 2.24 m. *Because of Mexico City’s altitude (2400 m), the acceleration of gravity there is lower than that in Tokyo by about 0.01 m/s2. *Suppose a high-jumper has a mass of 72 kg:

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a. Compare his mass and weight in the two locations

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b. Assume that he is able to jump with the same initial vertical velocity in both locations, and that all other conditions are the same except for gravity. *How much higher should he be able to jump in Mexico City?

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# Homework Help: Help with question relating to long jumps! Unsolvable by math teacher!

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