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Homework Help: Another grade 11 physics question - please help.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 #1
    pete and john play a game of tug f war on a frictionless icy curface. pete weighs 539 N and john weights 392 N. during the course of the game, john accelerates toward pete at a rate of 3 m/s^2

    a)what's the magnitude of the force that peter exerts on john?
    b)what's the magnitude of pete's acceleration toward john?

    I am not sure what formula to use, pleaase help!
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  3. Jan 23, 2010 #2


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    Hi Shaley! :smile:

    (try using the X2 tag just above the Reply box :wink:)

    For a), what formulas do you know relating acceleration and force? :smile:
  4. Jan 23, 2010 #3


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    Use Newton's Second Law.
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