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### HideShow timer Statistics The kinetic energy K, in joules, provided by the mass of a particle m, in kilograms, with a velocity of v meters per seconds, is given by the equation K = $$\frac{1}{2}$$$$mv^2$$. If a particle had a velocity of 4 meters per second and a kinetic energy of 144 joules, then the mass, in kilograms, of this particle must be

A. 16
B. 18
C. 24
D. 44
E. 64

Source: Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook - Sixth Edition
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The kinetic energy K, in joules, provided by the mass of a particle m, in kilograms, with a velocity of v meters per seconds, is given by the equation K = $$\frac{1}{2}$$$$mv^2$$. If a particle had a velocity of 4 meters per second and a kinetic energy of 144 joules, then the mass, in kilograms, of this particle must be

A. 16
B. 18
C. 24
D. 44
E. 64

Source: Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook - Sixth Edition
Page# 307

Rearrange the equation:
m=2k/$$v^2$$.
Substitute:
m=2*144/16=18
Ans B
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