Problem: A block with mass 5.0 kg slides a distance of 6.0 m from point A at the top of a ramp to point B at the bottom of the ramp. The ramp is inclined at 53° above the horizontal. For the displacement of the block from A to B the work done on the block by gravity is A) 177 J B) -177 J C) 235 J D) -235 J E) 294 J F) -294 J G) zero H) None of the above answers

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A block with mass 5.0 kg slides a distance of 6.0 m from point A at the top of a ramp to point B at the bottom of the ramp. The ramp is inclined at 53° above the horizontal. For the displacement of the block from A to B the work done on the block by gravity is

A) 177 J

B) -177 J

C) 235 J

D) -235 J

E) 294 J

F) -294 J

G) zero

H) None of the above answers

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