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PV-Diagram: Work Done by Expanding Gas

APPH12-1KHFWV

An ideal gas in an enclosed cylinder is taken from point A to point B along the path shown in the diagram above.

What is the approximate magnitude of work done on the gas during this process?

A

750 joules

B

3,000 joules

C

6,800 joules

D

12,500 joules