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Homework Help: Work homework problem help

  1. Nov 6, 2005 #1
    A person lifts a 5.5 kg cement block a vertical distance 1.2 m and then carries the block horizontally a distance 7.3 m. Determine the work done by the person and by the force of gravity in this process. How much work is done by the person and the force of gravity?

    Would you break this up into components?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 6, 2005 #2
    Its not necessary if you recall the definition of work to involve a dot product.
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