Problem: For each of the following processes, does the potential energy of the object(s) increase or decrease?(b) Water is pumped from ground level to the reservoir of a water tower 30 m above the ground. 

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In terms of height, the potential energy (P.E.) of an object is given as follows:

P.E.=mgh

            m = mass; g = acceleration due to gravity; h = distance of the object to the ground

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For each of the following processes, does the potential energy of the object(s) increase or decrease?

(b) Water is pumped from ground level to the reservoir of a water tower 30 m above the ground. 

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