Ayaan Barr

2022-07-03

What is the work done in using a cable that weighs 2 pound per foot to lift a weight of 800 pounds a distance of 500 feet?

Jaelynn Cuevas

Expert

Work done $=9×{10}^{5}$ ft. lb
The total weight of cable $=2×500=1000lb$
So total load = 1000 + 800 = 1800lb.
Work done = force x distance $=500×1800=900000=9×{10}^{5}ftlb$

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