# What is the gravitational potential energy of a  11 kg object on a shelf  1/8 m  high?

Apr 26, 2018

$13.5$ newtons

#### Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is found by the equation:

$\text{GPE} = m g h$

• $m$ is the mass of the object in kilograms

• $g$ is the gravitational acceleration, which is around $9.81 \setminus {\text{m/s}}^{2}$

• $h$ is the height in meters

And so, we get,

$\text{GPE"=11 \ "kg"*9.81 \ "m/s"^2*1/8 \ "m}$

$\approx 13.5 \setminus \text{N}$