# What is the gravitational potential energy of a 93.0 kg sky diver who 550 m above the ground?

Jun 3, 2018

$501270$ joules

#### Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is given by the equation:

$\text{GPE} = m g h$

where:

• $m$ is the mass of the object in kilograms

• $g$ is the gravitational acceleration, which is $9.8 \setminus {\text{m/s}}^{2}$ on Earth

• $h$ is the height risen in meters

So, we get:

$\text{GPE"=93 \ "kg"*9.8 \ "m/s"^2*550 \ "m}$

$= 501270 \setminus {\text{kg m"^2"/s}}^{2}$

$= 501270 \setminus \text{J}$