Question #91615

a child pushes a toy cart from rest on a smooth horizontal surface with a force F=5N, directed at an angle ø =10° below the horizontal. calculate the work done by the child in 5s if the carts mass is m=5kg

Expert's answer

Horizontal force =

If be the horizontal acceleration then

Distance traveled in t seconds with uniform acceleration is given by

Here u= initial velocity = 0 (since the cart start from rest)

Putting t = 5 s we get

Therefore, work done in 5 s is W= Horizontal force x Horizontal displacement

W= 4.92 x 12.3 J

W = 60.5 J

**Answer: **Work done in 5 s is 60.5 J

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