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Work and Force: A Moving Toboggan Over Snow

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A person pulls a toboggan for a distance of 35.0 m along the snow with a rope directed 25 degrees above the snow. The tension in the rope is 94.0 N.
A) How much work is done on the toboggan by the tension force?
B) How much work is done if the same tension is directed parallel to the snow?

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This solution calculates the work done moving a toboggan over the snow.

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A. The part of the force (tension) that performs work on the toboggan is the component that is parallel to the direction of travel. ...

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