Two people push in opposite directions on a block that sits atop a frictionless
surface (The soles of their shoes are glued to the frictionless surface). If the
block, originally at rest at point P, moves to the right without rotating and ends
up at rest at point Q, describe qualitatively how much work is done on the
block by person 1 relative to that done by person 2?
W = F*dx
The Attempt at a Solution
I could not make up my mind with the question, what it asks. I said from the direction of the motion we know F1>F2 and thus W1>W2. And also W1 is positive whereas W2 is negative. But what else should i say? Shall i say total work is W1-W2 or something like that ?