# How much work does it take to raise a #26# #kg # weight #3# #m #?

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Jun 7, 2016

#### Answer:

There are (at least) two ways to answer this question. Both are included below. The answer, using either method, is

#### Explanation:

First method:

Work = force times distance

The force of gravity on a mass

Combining these equations:

Second method:

The work done is equal to the change in gravitational potential energy:

Both methods end up involving the same calculation and yield the same answer.