1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A block is on a frictionless horizontal surface. A force of 20 N is applied to the block at an angle of 30 degrees to the horizontal. If the mass of the block is 5 kg, what is the acceleration of the block? The choices for acceleration are: a) 5.3 b) 6.2 c) 7.5 d) 4.7 e)3.2 2. Relevant equations Do I need to compute the vertical forces acting on the block? 3. The attempt at a solution So I am guessing that the horizontal component of the force is the force that causes the block to accelerate, or move. So then the horizontal force would be 20cos30 which is 17N. Then I divided that by the mass to get the acceleration but it's wrong.