Mark H. answered • 11/27/19

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Did you mean a 5 __meter__ rope? ((BUT---does it matter?))

Solve this in terms of energy. While running, the child has kinetic energy, KE = 1/2 * m * v2 . v = 4m/sec, so the energy is 8*m

When the rope pulls her up, the KE is converted to potential energy. PE. When she stops moving, PE = m*g*h, where g is the acceleration of gravity, and h is the height.

So PE = m*9.8*h

Putting it together: PE = KE

m * 9.8 * h = 8 * m

h = 8 / 9.8

Ana E.

yes I meant 5 meters, sorry about that11/30/19