College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 1 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Page 18: 6


The correct answer is (d) m

Work Step by Step

$U = mgh$ Let x be the units of $h$. $kg\cdot m^2 \cdot s^{-2} = (kg)(m\cdot s^{-2})(x)$ $x = \frac{kg\cdot m^2 \cdot s^{-2} }{(kg)(m\cdot s^{-2})} = m$ The units of $h$ are m (and note that m stands for meters.) The correct answer is (d) m
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