(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

There are two paths up a hill, a steep one and a

less steep one. If we travel at the same speed

along the paths, what can we say about your

power in climbing the hill?

A) more on the steep one

B) more on the less steep one

C) the same on each

D) it depends on how much time it takes you

travel over path

2. Relevant equations

P = F * v * cos (theta)

3. The attempt at a solution

I've eliminated C and D because the velocity is the same for both of them. It doesn't depend upon how much time it takes to travel over the path because that's the same. The angle between the force and the displacement is zero but the angles of the hills aren't (steep one will have an angle much bigger than the less steep one) but I'm not sure how to incorporate that into the above equation.

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# Homework Help: Conceptual Question about Power

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