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posted by Brigid .
My problem is as follows: A 12 kg pail hanging on a rope is pulled up by a 1 HP motor. What's the max. speed the pail could have? Do I use the formula Power = force * velocity or am I way off track?

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bobpursley
That is it. Change HP to watts. Remember, force here is mg (weight)

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Brigid
Thanks so much!
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