# From Where Did The Table Get Energy? [duplicate]

When a block in resting on a table (the table is on Earth) the table stops the block from going more down, from where does it get the energy to apply a force opposite to gravity?

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• As I have said in my previous answer, energy is NOT required to apply a force! – user7777777 Sep 9 '18 at 7:55
• The force the table exerts on the block doens't require energy. – Landau Sep 9 '18 at 7:58
• Your comment could be formulated in a nicer way. Also note that a force requires a gradient of energy, even if it does not cost energy to apply it. – my2cts Sep 9 '18 at 8:01
• @my2cts: I have already posted a similar answer to Pranav k's previous question. – user7777777 Sep 9 '18 at 8:10