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When a particle located a distance x feet from the origin, a force of x^2+2x pounds acts on it. How much work is done in moving it from x=1 to x=3?

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  1. W=[1,3]∫(x^2+2x)dx
    W=[(x^3)/3+(2x^2)/2]
    W=27/3+9-(1/3-1)
    W=9+9-1/3-1=50/3pound/feet

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