1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A boat is hauling a 250kg skier at an angle of 30 degrees below the horizontal with a force of 200 N. How much is the boat accelerating? 2. Relevant equations F=ma 3. The attempt at a solution I am using the F=ma equation. My only question is how does the 30 degrees play into it? Would it be : 200N= 250kg(cos30) * a? with this I get .03m/s. Which seems somewhat accurate since 200N isnt much force at all. Any ideas?