A 3.7 kg penguin runs onto a huge sheet of frictionless Anarctic ice. At t=0 is is at x=0 and y=0 with an initial velocity of 0.41 m/s along the positive x-axis. It slides while being pushed by the wind with a force of 0.29 N directed along the positive y-axis. Calculate the magnitude of the penguin's velocity at t= 9.26 s.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I started this problem by first using Newton's 2nd Law to calculate the acceleration.

F=ma

.29 N= 3.7a

a= .0784 m/s^2

Then I used the equation v=v initial + at

v= .41 + .0784(9.26)

and got 1.14 m/s.

This wasn't right, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Constant acceleration problem

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