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# How much work does it take to raise a 5 kg  weight 17 m ?

Mar 9, 2018

Work would be $833 J$

#### Explanation:

To find work we need to know that

$\text{work} = F d$

Where $F$ is force and $d$ is distance

In this case $F = m g$ because our acceleration vector would be equal and opposite to $g$ the force of gravity. So now we have:

$\text{work} = m g d = \left[5.0 k g\right] \left[9.8 \frac{m}{s} ^ 2\right] \left[17 m\right]$

$\text{work} = 833 J$