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In a Force vs Distance graph, is work the area underneath?

A person pushes a shovel into the ground to do some spring gardening. He applies a force to the shovel over the following displacement.

0 N - 0 m

4 N - .02 m

8 N - .04 m

12 N - .06 m

Draw a graph, and find work done by man on shovel over the .06 m.

2. Relevant equations

F x d = W

3. The attempt at a solution

So at first, I calculated all the work, using F x d, and added all of them together, but he said that was wrong. And after we multiplied each of the the force by .02 since its in intervals and then added, but apparently we were wrong again. We have drawn a graph, that is a straight line. Is the area underneath the work? If so, why? Thanks

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# Homework Help: In a Force vs Distance graph, is work the area underneath?

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