(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Here is my question: A crane is moving a stainless steel coil weighing 497.3 slugs. The crane's cable snaps and the coil falls for 3/4 seconds before hitting the ground. What is the FORCE the coil hits the ground with?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

PE=KE??

3. The attempt at a solution

I have already converted slugs to lbf...

F = ma = 497.3 slugs= 497.3 lbf s^2/f * 32.2 f/s^2= 16013.06 lbf

Now I am feeling pretty stupid trying to figure out how to calculate the force that it hits the ground with. I am sure I have to use the .75 seconds somewhere, but for some reason can't figure it. Any help? Thanks! :)

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