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and the kinetic energy of said object finally. The equipment necessary to make this happen is a relatively small list: a marble, meter stick, carbon paper, an electric scale, and a metal ramp. The metal ramp is curved in order to help move the marble off the edge of the table. In order to collect the values necessary for the calculations, the following values were measured. The weight value of the marble was measured and converted to kilograms, as well as the height of the table and ramp in meters. Once these values were measured, the value of potential energy could be calculated, and the experiment could begin. The determination of the kinetic energy and the transfer of potential to kinetic energy was a more hands-on process. To collect the data necessary to calculate the kinetic energy transfer of the marble, the velocity, time, and horizontal distance had to be measured. This was done by setting the carbon paper and a sheet of printer paper the same distance away as a test drop of the marble would have landed, this equated to approximately 0.5 meters. In order to gain a general average of horizontal distance, multiple trials were completed to gain an average distance that the. Marble traveled. With the average distance and time (calculated using the time equation

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