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Homework Help: Potential Energy

  1. Oct 20, 2007 #1
    A 75-kg pilot jumps from a damaged plane at a height of 1.2 km. At the instant he leaves the plane, what is his gravitational potential energy compared to the plane?

    So i know how to do the problem, but I am cofused because of the words "compared to the plane". Does that mean that the h is 0?
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  3. Oct 20, 2007 #2


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    It could be -it's not a well worded question.
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