1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data How does a parachute help a man hit the ground with a small kinetic energy? Where does the energy go? Explain everything in energy terms. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution i think that when the parachute is deployed, the kinetic energy the man has from falling is turned into potential energy, but where does the potential energy go? in the parachute? in the man?