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# In which of the following cases is the work done positive or zero or negative?a) Work done by the porter on a suitcase in lifting it from the platform on to his head.b) Work done by the force of gravity on suitcase as the suitcase falls from porter's head.c) Work done by the porter standing on platform with suitcase on his head.d) Work done by force of gravity on a ball thrown up vertically up into the sky.e) Work done by force applied by hands of a man swimming in a pond.

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## 1) Positive = Force and displacement in same direction.2) Positive = Force of gravity and displacement by falling are in same direction.3) Zero = No displacement, therefore, no work.4) Negative = Force and displacement in opposite direction.5) Negative = Force and displacement in opposite direction.

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