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# Potential Energy: Falling Different Ways

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A block is a height $h$ above the ground. Three different paths of the block from its position at $h$ to the ground are shown in the figure below. All three paths start at height $h$ and end on the ground.

For which path is the block's change in potential energy the greatest?

A

Path 1

B

Path 2

C

Path 3

D

All three have the same change in potential energy.

E