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Problem: You tie a light rope to a pail of water and you swing the pail in a vertical circle of radius 0.600 m. What minimum speed must the pail have at the highest point of its circular path if no water is to spill from it? (a) 1.98 m/s (b) 2.21 m/s (c) 2.42 m/s (d) 3.92 m/s (e) 4.00 m/s (f) 5.88 m/s (g) none of the above answers

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You tie a light rope to a pail of water and you swing the pail in a vertical circle of radius 0.600 m. What minimum speed must the pail have at the highest point of its circular path if no water is to spill from it?

(a) 1.98 m/s

(b) 2.21 m/s

(c) 2.42 m/s

(d) 3.92 m/s

(e) 4.00 m/s

(f) 5.88 m/s

(g) none of the above answers

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