# A boat sails south with the help of a wind blowing in the direction S36 degree E with magnitude...

## Question:

A boat sails south with the help of a wind blowing in the direction {eq}S36^{\circ}E \ {/eq} with magnitude of {eq}300\ lb {/eq}. Find the work done by the wind as the boat moves {eq}100\ ft {/eq}.

## Work done:

It is the quantity that represents the multiplication of displacement and the component of force in the direction of displacement. It is a vector quantity. This means it has both magnitude and direction. It is measured with a unit called joule(J)

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Given data

• Magnitude of force is,{eq}{F_\circ } = 300{\rm{lb}} {/eq}
• Displacement of boat is, {eq}{D_ \circ } = 100\;{\rm{ft}} {/eq}

Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 3
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What is work and what is its formula? Learn the definition of work in physics and how to calculate the value of work done by a force using a formula with some examples.