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A factory worker pushes a package along a broken conveyer belt from (-4,0) to (4,0) with a 50-N force at a 30 degree angle to the conveyor belt. How much mechanical work is done if the units of the conveyor belt are metres?

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  1. dave0616
    • 3 years ago
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    W= F*displacement*cos(angle of displacement) W= 50N * 8m * cos(30) W= 50N * 8m * 0.86603 W=346.4 J

  2. muffin
    • 3 years ago
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    so the 8 if from -4 to 4

  3. dave0616
    • 3 years ago
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    yea, because you cant have a negative distance (displacement is simply a distance). They assigned -4 and 4 to throw you off. They are just using a Cartesian coordinate system and didn't set their reference point to 0

  4. muffin
    • 3 years ago
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    okay, thank you !

  5. dave0616
    • 3 years ago
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    no problem

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