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## Homework Statement

1. A squirrel jumps horizontally from the top of a 25 m tall tree with a speed of 8 m/s. What is the maximum kinetic energy of the squirrel during it`s entire trip down to the ground from the top of the tree?

2.If another squirrel of the same mass jumps straight upward from the ground well enough to get 4m off the ground and then falls back to the ground, what is the kinetic energy in the following locations and time:

a)3m above ground, on the way up

b)2m above ground, on the way down

c)1m above ground, on the way down

## Homework Equations

Pe:mgh

ke:0.5mv^2

pei+kei=pef+kef

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that we have to use the ke initial and add it with the new kinetic energy that is gained during gthe trip in order to calculate total kinetic energy before it hits the ground for prolem 1. But I am really confused and would appreciate guidance. I do not need the answers just help. :)

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