- #1

- 95

- 5

## Homework Statement

A sleigh with a mass of 150 kg from rest is horizontally towed to the left

. This is done using a rope that makes an angle of 30 ° with the horizontale. The tensile force is 200 N. (Neglect friction forces.)

a. What is the horizontal component of the force?

b. What acceleration will the sleigh get ?

## Homework Equations

F: m xa[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

for a ) horizontal component zo

Fx = 200 N x cos (30°) = 173.2N

For b)

a= F/m => 173.2N / 150 kg = 1.155m/s^2

For b ) i thought we had to use tensile force ?? why do we use Fx instead of tensile force ???[/B]