# How much work is done on the car by the rope

## Homework Statement

A truck with a horizontal tow rope pulls a car. The car skis off to the side, so the rope makes an angle of 15.0degrees with the car's direction of motion, and then continues in a straight line. The tension in the rope is 180 N.

How much work is done on the car by the rope during a displacement of 300 m?

## Homework Equations

W = F*s
W = Fscos $$\phi$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

W = 180(300)cos15
W = 52159.99

seems to large