Problem: The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. As the caterpillar climbs, its potential energy is increasing. What source of energy has been used to effect this change in potential energy?

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Potential energy (PE) → energy of an object relative to its position


PE=mgh


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The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Photograph of a caterpillar climbing a twig.

As the caterpillar climbs, its potential energy is increasing. What source of energy has been used to effect this change in potential energy?

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