# What is the gravitational potential energy of a  9 kg object on a shelf  3/5 m  high?

May 5, 2018

$G P E \cong 53 J$

#### Explanation:

The formula for Gravitational Potential Energy is $G P E = m \cdot g \cdot h$.

$G P E = 9 k g \cdot 9.8 \frac{m}{s} ^ 2 \cdot \frac{3}{5} m = 52.9 k g \cdot {m}^{2} / {s}^{2} = 52.9 J \cong 53 J$