# Homework Help: Calculate Work done in square form?

1. Jan 26, 2010

### arslion

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

can we calculate work done in square form ??as we calculate it in rectangular form.Work done by graphical method is an example..

2. Relevant equations
In rectangular form
Area = OA x OC = xy = FS
W=A

3. The attempt at a solution

but when we calculate it in square form the area of square is x2.
is it possible ??

check attached image for help

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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2. Jan 26, 2010

### kuruman

To quote a famous person, "Yes, we can." If on your Force versus Displacement graph the size of the force is the same length (in centimeters) as the Displacement, then you get a square and the work done by the force is represented as the area of the square, Force times Displacement.

Stated differently, if you have a rectangle, you can always rescale one or the other (or both) of the axes to get a square. This will not in any way change the work done by the force.