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September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

Posted by **Kathy** on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 6:39pm.

In this problem you do not need to assume the work of climbing the mountain is 4 times the work of just lifting the weight straight up. You should calculate the number of kJ needed to lift the 171 lb mass 5640 meters and then double this number for the round trip. Remember to watch units!

Question-Alexander wants to know exactly how many bars to pack in his backpack for the journey. To provide a margin of safety, he assumes that he will need as much energy for the return trip as for the uphill climb. How many bars should Alexander pack?

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