A worker on a scaffolding 75 ft above the ground needs to lift a 500 lb bucket of cement from the ground to a point 30 ft above the ground by pulling on a rope weighing 0.5 lb/ft. How much work is required?
W = F * D
The Attempt at a Solution
I know that I would have to separate the problem into two parts. The part with the bucket is constant, and the part with the chain is not constant because certain parts of the chain move up different distances than other parts. I'm not sure how to set everything up though.