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Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: A Stupid Dream

May 5, 2013
How high must Thrasher start from to be able to make it safely around the loop without falling off due to gravity? Let's find out.
Review the problem: A Stupid Dream.

How high must Thrasher start from to be able to make it safely around the loop without falling off due to gravity?

Well, it 's a matter of gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy. Thrasher must start on his skateboard at least 12.5 ft. above the ground in order to complete the loop without falling off due to gravity.

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