# What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 2 kg# object on a shelf # 1/4 m # high?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 3, 2018

#### Explanation:

Gravitational potential energy is given by the equation:

where:

#E# is the gravitational potential energy in joules

#m# is the mass of the object in kilograms

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

#h# is the height of the object in meters

So, we get: