Problem: A 150 g object starts on the ground, is moved 1.2 m in the +x direction over a frictionless surface, is then moved upwards 50 cm, then moved in a straight line back to its starting position. How much work does gravity do during this motion?

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A 150 g object starts on the ground, is moved 1.2 m in the +x direction over a frictionless surface, is then moved upwards 50 cm, then moved in a straight line back to its starting position. How much work does gravity do during this motion?

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