1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data "A bowling ball encounters a .760m verticle rise on the way back to the ball rack. Ignore frictional losses and assume the mass of ball is distributed uniformly. Translational speed of ball =3.5 m/s at the bottom of the rise. Find translational speed at the top." -Ball is going up a vertical hill (IMPOSSIBRU?!?!?) acceleration is -9.8m/s^2 translational speed = 3.5 m/s at BOTTOM of vertical hill (initial translational speed) hill is .76m high 2. Relevant equations KE=PE mgh=.5mv^2 3. The attempt at a solution -m's cancel in equations- .5(9.8m/s^2)(.760m)=.5(v)^2 v^2 = 14.xxx v>3.5(3.5 is initial velocity), this is impossible because the translation velocity is supposed to decrease when ball rolls up hill, not increase.