Question

A man with a box on his head is climbing up a ladder. The work done by the man on the box is

A

Positive

B

Negative

C

Zero

D

Undefined

Medium
Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Correct option is A)

The man carries the box up above to a higher altitude.  The potential energy of the box increases.  This increase in energy comes from the work done by the man.  Hence the work done is positive.

The displacement of the box is in the direction of force exerted by the man on the box  - upwards.  Hence, the product of the force and displacement is positive.  Hence the work is positive.

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