# What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 12 kg# object on a shelf # 7/8 m # high?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 19, 2018

#### Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is expressed through the equation,

#m# is the mass of the object in kilograms

#g# is the gravitational acceleration, which is around#9.8 \ "m/s"^2#

#h# is the height of the object in meters

So, plugging in our given values, we get

We know that