(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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?

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# Homework Help: Boat hauling skier

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