Another grade 11 physics question - please help.

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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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tiny-tim
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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:
 
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Use Newton's Second Law.
 

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