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Homework Help: WORK DONE problem

  1. Mar 24, 2005 #1
    WORK DONE problem!!!

    Can someone pleeease solve this problem for me!

    Two tugboats pull a disabled supertanker. Each tug exerts a constant force of 1.4×10^6 N, one at an angle 11 degrees west of north, and the other at an angle 11 degrees east of north, as they pull the tanker a distance 0.610 km toward the north.

    What is the total work done by the two tugboats on the supertanker? (in joules)
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  3. Mar 24, 2005 #2
    1 676 619.23 J

    //Really quick scratch work before I race out the door. Don't quote me on that.
  4. Mar 24, 2005 #3


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    Calculate the force components in the same direction of the displacement. Then you have two forces and a distance...
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