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Homework Help: Work units

  1. Aug 30, 2007 #1
    Can work be expressed in the units lb times lbf?
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2007 #2

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    Work is the product of a force and a distance. Are "lb" and "lbf" a force and a distance?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2007 #3
    Yeah, I knew these could not have been correct but the problem said to express our answer in lb x lbf. I suppose they meant to say ft x lbf
     
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