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The net force exerted on a particle acts in the positive x direction. Its magnitude increases linearly from zero at x = 0, to 284 N at x = 3.0 m. It remains constant at 284 N from x = 3.0 m to x = 7.0 m and then decreases linearly to zero at point A where x = 9.2 m. Determine the work done to move the particle from x = 0 to x = 9.2 m by graphically determining the area under the F versus x graph.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I drew the graph and it looks like a trapezoid. I am not sure where to go from here.

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# Homework Help: Determine the work done to move the particle

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