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Lancelot59

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I'm given the masses for the objects, as well as the radius and mass of the pulley. I have to use conservation of energy laws to find out how fast the mass on the right is going the instant it hits the ground.

I can find out what the alpha of the pulley is, and therefore the accelration of the system, but that's just kinematics. How can I use conservation of energy to do it?

How could I do it if the pulley was ideal?