A frictionless track A B C D E ends in a circular loop of radius R comma figure. A body slides down the track from point A which is at a height h equals 5 blankcm. Maximum value of R for the body to successfully complete the loop is

  1. 5 cm    
  2. 15/4 cm    
  3. 10/3 cm    
  4. 2 cm    

The correct answer is: 2 cm

    For successfully completing the loop,
    h equals fraction numerator 5 over denominator 4 end fraction R rightwards double arrow R equals fraction numerator 2 h over denominator 5 end fraction equals fraction numerator 2 cross times 5 over denominator 5 end fraction equals 2 c m

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