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## Homework Statement

A proton has an initial speed of 3.5×10^5 . What potential difference is required to reduce the initial speed of the proton by a factor of 2?

## Homework Equations

KE=.5*m*v^2

EPE=q*V

## The Attempt at a Solution

I did KE=.5(1.67x10^-27)(3.5x10^5/2)^2 and then divided that by the charge of a proton to get V, and I got 160 V which is wrong. Then I tried squaring the velocity first, then dividing it by 2 and I got 320 V, which is also not right. I'm stuck.