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1. for q7, how is it that we know point B is below point A?

I got the correct answer but I just guessed, how would I of known from the working out or from the question?

thanks

QP: https://ca99c64778b62ba7e7b339967029...%20Edexcel.pdf

MS: https://ca99c64778b62ba7e7b339967029...%20Edexcel.pdf
2. If B was above A, the particle has increased both its potential energy and kinetic energy as the speed at B is higher than at A. The energy change occurring is gpe -> kinetic energy so B must be below A for it to have increased in speed.
3. (Original post by Parallex)
If B was above A, the particle has increased both its potential energy and kinetic energy as the speed at B is higher than at A. The energy change occurring is gpe -> kinetic energy so B must be below A for it to have increased in speed.
So you are saying it is not possible for the particle to gain GPE and also gain kinetic energy?
4. (Original post by Katiee224)
So you are saying it is not possible for the particle to gain GPE and also gain kinetic energy?
For one to increase, the other has to decrease.
5. (Original post by Parallex)
For one to increase, the other has to decrease.
Ah ok makes sense, thanks for the help
6. (Original post by Katiee224)
Ah ok makes sense, thanks for the help
Remember that total energy is conserved.

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