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

A 17 meter long vine hangs vertically from a tree on one side of a 10 meter wide gorge, as shown in the figure. Tarzan runs up, hoping to grab the vine, swing over the gorge, and drop vertically off the vine to land on the other side

2. Relevant equations

PE = mgh

KE = 1/2mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Since energy has to be conserved, I tried setting to two equations equal to each other. In other words, the kinetic energy he had as he jumped onto the rope, and the potential energy he has at the top of his swing when he isn't moving.

I got stuck because I can't find 'h', therefore I can't find 'v'

Thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Tarzan vine Conservation of Energy

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