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## Homework Statement

A 12.0kg bucket is lowered vertically by a rope in which there is 163N of tension at a given instant. What is the acceleration of the bucket? Is it up or down?

## Homework Equations

Ft - mg = ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I solved for 'a' and got a = 3.78 m/s^2, but how do I figure out which direction?