# A plane weighing 223 kN (22.7 tons) lands on an aircraft carrier. The plane is moving horizontally at 65.3 m/s (146.1 mi/h) when its tailhook grabs hold of the arresting cables. The cables bring the plane to a stop in a distance of 84.0 m.How much work is done on the plane by the arresting cables?

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Asked Dec 17, 2019
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A plane weighing 223 kN (22.7 tons) lands on an aircraft carrier. The plane is moving horizontally at 65.3 m/s (146.1 mi/h) when its tailhook grabs hold of the arresting cables. The cables bring the plane to a stop in a distance of 84.0 m.

How much work is done on the plane by the arresting cables?

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## Expert Answer

Step 1

Given,

Step 2

Mass of the plane is calculated as,

Step 3

Work done to arrest cable is equal to change in kinetic energy of the plane and plane finally comes to res...

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