A tugboat pulls a ship with a constant net horizontal force of 3.53 × 103 N and causes the ship to move through a harbor. . .   A tugboat pulls a ship with a constant net horizontal force of...

A tugboat pulls a ship with a constant net horizontal force of 3.53 × 103 N and causes the ship to move through a harbor. . .

 

A tugboat pulls a ship with a constant net horizontal force of 3.53 × 103 N and causes the ship to move through a harbor.

How much work does the tugboat do on the ship if each moves a distance of 3.96 km ?

Answer in units of J

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ndnordic | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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To calculate work, use the equation:  W = Fd, where W is the work, F is the force in Newtons, and d is the distance is meters.

W = 3.53 x 10^3 N * 3960  m = 1.4 x 10^7 J of work done.

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