# How much work would it take to push a #15 kg # weight up a # 5 m # plane that is at an incline of # pi / 12 #?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 15, 2017

#### Explanation:

My first step will be to convert to degrees - only because my calculator is in that mode.

The component of the weight of the 15 kg weight that points down the incline is

Therefore a force of 38 N pointed up the incline will be required to push this weight up the incline. The work of pushing it for 5 m will be

I hope this helps,

Steve