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6. A 80 kg woman fell from an open window 5.0 m above a fairly soft shrub. She sunk
0.8 m into the shrub before stopping. Estimate the average stopping force of the shrub
on the woman.
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6. A 80 kg woman fell from an open window 5.0 m above a fairly soft shrub. She sunk 0.8 m into the shrub before stopping. Estimate the average stopping force of the shrub on the woman.

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The below diagram is the pictorial representation of a woman jumping from an open window.

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S-om 0.8M

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PE = mgh (80kg) (9.8m/s)(5m) =3920 N From conservation of en ergy, this potential energy is converted into kin etic energy which is then absorbed by the shrub, thus energy absorbed by the shrub is given by 3920 N F x d 3920 N-F x(0.8m) F 4900 N

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