# One person says that potential energy of a particular book kept in an almrah is 20J and other says it is 30J . Is one of them necessarily wrong? Give reasons.

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Because potential energy is the work done by the object on bringing it from a state of higher potential energy to zero potential energy.

since the state of higher potential energy of the book is a constant.

The state of zero potential energy for both the boys can be at different places.

For example, the book is kept in the almirah at second floor.

The boy stating its potentialÂ energy to be 20J is standing on the ground floor

And the boy stating its potential energy to be 30J standing in a hole dug in the ground or maybe basement.

If the height (h)=0{since the book is kept on the shelf}

PE = m x g x 0

= 0