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2013-02-23 23:29:43

Potential energy is the energy contained in the position of an object, so object hanging on a tree would be potential energy.

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An objects total kinetic and potential energy is when both things are moving (kinetic) and the energy is stored in the object (potential)


When the object moves, its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy.



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