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Homework Help: Carrying groceries

  1. Nov 29, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    1. You carry a 7.0-kg bag of groceries 1.2 m above the level floor at a constant velocity of 75 cm/s across a room that is 2.3 m wide. How much work do you do on the bag in the process?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I haven't a clue where to start. Any help would be appreciated and thanks!
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  3. Nov 30, 2014 #2


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    What force do you apply to the bag for the 2.3m? What direction is that force in? How do you calculate work done based on a force and a distance (preferably as a vector equation)?
  4. Nov 30, 2014 #3


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    Start off by writing in words the definition of Work Done that you will need here.
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