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Homework Help: Finding Force applied

  1. Dec 14, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If 1550J of work was done by moving a car a horizontal distance of 127m, what was the force applied to the car?(Assume the force was applied horizontally)


    2. Relevant equations
    Confused


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I need to see how its done im confused
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 14, 2008 #2
    There's only one equation that you need here, the basic equation for work:

    [tex]W=Fd[/tex]

    You know the value for work, and you know the distance travelled, so finding the force shouldn't be too difficult from there :smile:
     
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