# Shot put

The world record for shot put is roughly 23 meters. If the world record shot was launched from 1.67 m above the ground, what is the minimum kinetic energy the shot must have had in Joules when launched?

Details and assumptions

• A shot has mass 7.26 kg.
• The acceleration of gravity is $-9.8~m/s^2$.
• Neglect air resistance.
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