Flannel Jesus wrote:But when you divide and multiply by the same value, they cancel out.

Work = Force x Distance

Power = Work / Time

Energy = Power x Time

Energy = work x time / time

Time / time = 1

Energy = work

Power is work divided by time, not work x time.

Energy is power x time.

Power would be the RATE of work. It is how much work is being done per second, or minute, or hour.

Energy is taking that rate of work, say 60 watts, and multiplying the rate times the duration of work.

It is similar to saying the rate of motion is 3 feet per second, and then multiplying that rate by 10 seconds to arrive at a distance traveled of 30 feet.

3 feet per second is the rate of travel. Take that rate and multiply it by the duration of travel to arrive at 30 feet traveled.

There is rate and there is duration, they do not cancel out.