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Calculate useful power output

  1. Oct 11, 2015 #1
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    I feel like I did something incorrect because I didn't use the vertical distance at all. If I'm wrong, does it have something to do with the displacement?
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  3. Oct 11, 2015 #2

    Mister T

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    You calculated the work done to fling the sand at a speed of 2.0 m/s from level ground. You need to add in the work done to lift the sand. Hint: the force is constant.
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