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Skier Makes Hit on Bank

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A skier has a mass of 75 kg (including all gear). She was moving at 7.0 m/s to the east when she reached a horizontal part of the trail. She lost control and skied directly into a snowbank, continuing for 2.0 m into the snowbank before coming to a stop.

What was the average force applied to her by the snowbank as she slowed to a stop?

A

230 N

B

460 N

C

920 N

D

$9\bar{0}00$ N