(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A person uses a rope to pull a 1000kg. boat 50.0m along a wharf. The rope makes an angle of 45 degrees with the horizontal. If a force of 40.0N is used to move the boat, how much work is done?

2. Relevant equations

W=fd

Here is my problem. My physics class has 5 days left and we have 3 units to get through so were basically doing a unit in a day and a half. So my teacher is giving a very brief overview of the units and then gives us work sheets. So I am still a little confused. Is the question just giving me extra information to trick me? My question is, if the direction of movement is horizontal like in this question, do you use the horizontal force to find work then? Do you only use the tension in the rope if it is given to find the force needed to move the box horizontally.

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not too sure. I thought maybe it was 40(50)=2000J since 40N is needed to move the boat 50m.

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