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*I am thinking that since F = M x A, the father will exert a greater force onto the child. And since the mass of the father is larger the child will have a greater acceleration.

2) The force of air resistance acts to oppose the motion of an object moving through the air. A ball is thrown upward and eventualy returns to the ground. (a) As the ball moves upward, is the net force that acts on the ball greater than, less than, or equal to its weight? Justify your answer. (b) repeat part (a) for the downward motion.

* I am thinking when the ball is moving up the mass of the ball is greater than the net force acting on it. And when it is moving down it is less? (Not sure please help)

3) A stack of books whose true wight is 165N is placed on a scale in an elevator. the scale reads 165N. Can you tell from this information whether the elevator is moving with constant velocity of 2 m/s upward or 2m/s downward or whether the elevator is at rest? Explain.

* It is at rest. Because if it is moving upward the books will eb heavier and if it moves downward they will be lighter. (again not sure please help)

4) A rescue helicopter is lifting a man (weight- 822 N) from a capsized boat by the means of a cable and harness. (a) What is the tension in the cable when the man is given an initial upward acceleration of 1.10m/s^2? (b) What is the tension during the remainder of the rescue when he is pulled upward at constant velocity?

*I know that tension = mass * gravity but i Don't know how to do it with the acceleration.

5) Three forces act on a moving object. One force has a magnitude of 80.0N and is directed due norht. ANother has a magnitude of 60.0N and is directed due west. What must be the magnitude and direction of the third force, such as the object continues to move with constant velocity.

* I am thinking of using the pythagorean theorem.

Any help is aprreciated. Please explain how to use each formula professor said this is going to be on the test and I am confused by it. Thanks!