Calculating Horsepower

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Hello! I'm working on some physics homework (obviously :smile: ) and I'm stuck on a certain problem.

I need to calculate horsepower, but I'm not sure how I do that. I know the weight of the moving object, how far it moved, and how long that took. I'm not asking anyone to do the problem for me, just tell me how I go about solving it.

Thanks!
 

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Horsepower is a unit of power obviously, and power is gauged by how much work is done per unit time

Power = Work/Time, with unit Watts. 1 Horsepower is 746 watts.
 
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Thanks so much! My book wasn't very clear on the topic and I was confused. That clears things up a lot.
 

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