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Work During Expansion

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Given the graph below which shows the pressure and volume of a gas as it goes through cyclic process $XYZX$, how much work is done by the gas as it goes through the process $XY$ (NOT the whole cycle)?

A

$1200\ J$

B

$3000\ J$

C

$3200\ J$

D

$1800\ J$

E

$600\ J$