A force F = x + 1 N acts on a particle in x direction. What is the work done from x = 2m to 5 m?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 year ago

A force F = x + 1 N acts on a particle in x direction. What is the work done from x = 2m to 5 m?

(a) 10.5 J

(b) 14.5 J

(c) 13.5 J

(d) 0.5 J

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My question is taken from Work Done by a Variable Force in section Work, Energy and Power of Physics – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 year ago

Correct option is (c) 13.5 J

The explanation: Work done is given by W =

x2
x1
F * dx. So, W =

5
2
(x + 1) * dx = [(5^2/2 + 5) – (2^2/2+2)] = 13.5.

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