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# Water stored in a dam possesses:A. Potential energyB. Electrical energyC. Kinetic energyD. None

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Hint: Water stored in a dam indicates that it is a stored form of energy. It is invisible energy and it will become work only if it is released. After releasing, it will do work to attain its state of rest.

Potential energy is the energy possessed by a body due to its position or shape. This work done will store as energy. Water stored in a dam, stretched or compressed spring and stretched bow are the examples of potential energy.

In the case of water stored in a dam, gravitational potential energy is the potential energy. In this case, the potential energy gained by the virtual position or elevated position of the object.
The formula of gravitational potential energy is;
$U=mgh$, where m is the mass of the object, g is the acceleration due to gravity and h is the height at which the object is placed.
Hence, the option A is correct.

$P{{E}_{elastic}}=\dfrac{1}{2}k{{x}^{2}}$
$U=mgh$, where m is the mass of the object, g is the acceleration due to gravity and h is the height at which the object is placed.