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Problem: A 12 kg mass is moving down a frictionless incline under the influence of gravity. If the incline has a height of 1 m, and an incline angle of 35°, how much work is done by gravity as the mass slides down the surface? What is the kinetic energy of the mass at the bottom of the incline?

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A 12 kg mass is moving down a frictionless incline under the influence of gravity. If the incline has a height of 1 m, and an incline angle of 35°, how much work is done by gravity as the mass slides down the surface? What is the kinetic energy of the mass at the bottom of the incline?

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