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frdave20

**[SOLVED] 3 Questions that have wracked my brain for two weeks**

If anyone can help this physics novice out, I have been working on these problems for 2 weeks. I just started looking at an old Physics book, trying to brush up... so if you can help, here are the 4 questions:

1.) When you life a bowling ball with a force of 82 N, the ball accelerates upward with an acceleration, a. If you life with a force of 95 N, the balls acceleration is 4 x a. What is the weight of the ball? What is the acceleration, a?

2.) A 23kg suitcase is being pulled by a handle that is at an angle of 25 degrees above the horizontal. If the Normal force exerted on suitcase is 150 N, what is the force F applied to the handle?

3.) A shopper pushes a 8.9 kg shopping cart up a 13 degree incline. Find the horizontal force, F, needed to give the cart an acceleration of 1.35 m/s^2.

4.)On vacation, your 1300 kg car pulls a 540 kg trailer away from a stop light with an acceleration of 1.90 m/s^2. What is the net force exerted by the car on the trailer? what is the net force acting on the car?

I didn't realize that it would be this hard... I don't remember having this difficulty in Physics when I was younger...

If you can help, please leave a little blurb for an explanation...

thanx

frdave20