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## Homework Statement

A frictionless pulley has the shape of a uniform sold disk of mass 2.5 kg and radius .2m. A 1.5kg stone is attached to a very light wire that is wrapped around the rim of the pulley, and the system is released from rest. (a) How far must the stone fall so that the pulley has 4.5J of kinetic energy? (b) What percent of the total kinetic energy does the pulley have?

## Homework Equations

I for solid disk: I = (1/2)(MR^2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

first i plugged in this equation:

K = (1/2)IW^2 + (1/2)MV^2

i replaced W with V/r

K = (1/2)I(V/r)^2 + (1/2)MV^2

first i had to find I:

using formula above: I = (1/2)(2.5)(.2^2) = .05 kgm^2

then i plugged in everything to find final velocity :

4.5J = (1/2)(.05kgm^2)(V/.2m)^2 + (1/2)(1.5kg)V^2

then i solved for V and got V = 1.8 m/s

ok now I am not entirely sure what to do... i need the distance that the rock drops. but to do that i need to find the acceleration.

radial acceleration is V^2/r = 16.2 rad/s^2

then i tried V^2 = Vo^2 + 2(a)(X-Xo)

Vo=0 and Xo=0 so it becomes:

V^2 = 2(a)(x)

i have value for V. i know I am supposed to be able to figure out A so i can solve for x. but I am not sure if I am converting from radial acceleration to regular acceleration correctly because i keep getting the wrong answer.

i thought this was the formula for that:

a^2 = Arad^2 + Atan^2

and Atan = Arad(r) right? because I am doing something wrong... idk what it is

the answer is supposed to be 67.3 cm

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