1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a children's park, there is a slide which has a total length of 10 m and a height of 8.0 m . Vertical ladder are provided to reach the top. A boy weighing 200 N climbs up the ladder to the top of the slide and slides down to the ground. The average friction offered by the slide is three tenth of his weight. Find (a) the work done by the ladder on the boy as he goes up, (b) the work done by the slide on the boy as he comes down. Neglect any work done by forces inside the body of the boy. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution The work done by the ladder is equal to the increase in potential energy of the boy. But in my book it says it is zero.