posted by Physics Nerd .
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 check-out 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.