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Early one October you go to a pumpkin patch to select your Halloween pumpkin. You lift the 2.8 kg pumpkin to a height of 1.27 m, then carry it 51.4 m (on level ground) to the checkout stand. How much work do you do on the pumpkin as you carry it from the field?
I have successfully found the work to pick the pumpkin up bot not over the total displacement.

you do not work carrying it, but you did when you lifted it.

that makes a lot of sense
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