Calculate displacement given work and force.

Example question:

A force of 16 N does 120 J of work on an object. Over what displacement did this force work?


force: F = 16 N

work: W = 120 J

Starting formula

Algebra: Divide each side by F

Algebra: Cancel F's on right side

Algebra: Switch left and right sides

Plug in numbers with units

Divide: 120 / 16 = 7.5

Final result with significant figures and unit