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The weight of a person on a planet A is about half that on the earth. He can jump upto 0.4 m height on the surface of the earth. How high he can jump on the planet A?

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Since, weight of the person on planet A is half that on the earth, acceleration due to gravity there, will be 1/2 that on the earth. Hence he can jump double the height with the same muscular force. 

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The potential energy of the person will remain the same on the earth and on planet A. 

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