A child applies a force F
parallel to the
x-axis to a
8.00-kg
sled moving on the frozen surface of a small pond. As the child controls the speed of the sled, the
x-component of the force she applies varies with the
x-coordinate of the sled as shown in figure
. Suppose the sled is initially at rest at
x=0. You can ignore friction between the sled and the surface of the pond.

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Use the work-energy theorem to find the speed of the sled at

Use the work-energy theorem to find the speed of the sled at

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