What is the gravitational potential energy of a # 9 kg# object on a shelf # 5/6 m # high?

1 Answer
Feb 14, 2016

Answer:

GPE = #mgh = (9kg)((5m)/6)(10 ms^-2) = 450 / 6# joules = 75 J

Explanation:

Gravitational Potential Energy = GPE
m = mass
g = acceleration due to gravity #~10m s^-2#
h = height of object

GPE = #m times g times h = (9kg)((5m)/6)(10 ms^-2) = 450 / 6# joules = 75 J