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Problem: In a game of tetherball, the ball is hit such that it spins around the pole at 500 rpm, spinning with a 0.5 m orbit. What is the centripetal acceleration of the tetherball during this motion?

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In a game of tetherball, the ball is hit such that it spins around the pole at 500 rpm, spinning with a 0.5 m orbit. What is the centripetal acceleration of the tetherball during this motion?

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