# Questions on Energy changes on a ball

Hi, this is a question from a past paper, for which I have the exam on Monday. Please see the attachments.

Solutions
a) w = fx
=(20)(1.5-0.7)
=16J

b)PE=mgh
^PE=(.25)(10)(1.5)-(.25)(10)(.7)
PE=2J

c) ?
when i attempted a solution i used ^KE=^PE
this gave me an answer of v^2=30
I don't understand how I find the initial speed using only energy arguments?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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betel
You know how much energy you put into the ball from a). You know how much potential energy the ball has from b).
Where is the rest of the energy?

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c) … when i attempted a solution i used ^KE=^PE

do you mean the work energy theorem ∆KE + ∆PE = work done ?

npupp
Remember that energy has been put into the system (the ball is moved upward by a hand), so just equating PE and KE will not work, an additional term describing the energy added to the system must be incorporated.

As Betel said you know how much energy has been added to the system (from part (a) of the question)

Good luck with the exam!