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Problem: An old oaken bucket of mass 6.75 kg hangs in a well at the end of a rope. The rope passes over a frictionless pulley at the top of the well, and you pull horizontally on the end of the rope to raise the bucket slowly a distance of 4.00 m.How much work do you do on the bucket in pulling it up?How much work is done by the gravitational force acting on the bucket?What is the total work done on the bucket?

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An old oaken bucket of mass 6.75 kg hangs in a well at the end of a rope. The rope passes over a frictionless pulley at the top of the well, and you pull horizontally on the end of the rope to raise the bucket slowly a distance of 4.00 m.

How much work do you do on the bucket in pulling it up?

How much work is done by the gravitational force acting on the bucket?

What is the total work done on the bucket?

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