1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A water container is in the shape of a box with a 1-foot square base and height 2-feet. Alas, the container has a hole half way up its side. Fortunately the hole is corked to prevent leaking. The container is filled with water and lifted 100-feet at a rate of 1/2 foot per second by a 100 foot rope weighing 20 lbs. Twenty seconds into the lift, the cork pops out and water leaks from the container at 0.5 lb/sec. How much work is done in the 100 foot lift? 2. Relevant equations d = rt w = fd w =[0-100]\int[F(x)dx] 3. The attempt at a solution Here is what I have done so far: volume of box = 2*1*1 = 2ft^3 weight of water: m = dv => 62.5lbs/ft^3 * 2ft^3 == 125lbs (box with water intially) rope weight: 20lbs Force intial: 145lbs water loss: D(weight)/dt = -0. 5 lb/sec so F(t) = 145 - 0.5t To get t: D = rt => rate of ascent * time => 0.5 ft/sec * t = x t = 2x so substituting: F(t) = 145 - 0.5t, I got F(x) = 145 - 0.5(2x) == 145 - x Now, integrating: w = integral (from 0 to 100) 145 - x dx w = 145x - (1/2)* x^2 ] 0 to 100 which gives: w = 14500 - 5000 => 9500 ft/lb == answer? PLEASE SOMEBODY LET ME KNOW IF MY PROCESS IS CORRECT OR NOT. I WOULD HATE TO THINK THAT I'M BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THIS PROCESS AND IN REALITY DOING IT ALL WRONG.