# Question #f54e3

Nov 2, 2017

Yes, as stated, it is 12 x 5 = 60 Nm or 60 J

#### Explanation:

Work done = energy transferred = force x distance

Don’t worry about this bit if you haven’t got to it yet, but at higher levels this equation becomes a little more complex as the force and the distance moved are both vectors so the direction of both has an effect. In this case we consider the displacement, s instead of the distance and the angle between them, $\theta$ so the equation becomes:
$W = \vec{F} . \vec{s} . \cos \theta$

Nov 2, 2017

Work done = Force$\cdot$distance
$12 N \cdot 5 m = 60 J$