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## Homework Statement

2 parts to the problem:

An empty truck whose mass is 1500 kg has a maximum acceleration of 1.4 m/s^2 . What is the maximum force that accelerates the truck? ______N

What is the maximum acceleration when it is carrying a 500 kg load? (hint: same force, but new total mass) ______m/s^2

## Homework Equations

F=ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

This is for a web based quiz and I got the first part right, it's obviously 2100 N, so then I figured: ok, so to find the acceleration using the same force just solve for a, therefore it should be 2100 N/500 kg, which gives me an answer of 4.2 m/s^2. It's telling me the 2100 N is correct, but not the 4.2 m/s^2 ... what am I doing wrong or not taking into consideration? It's so easy I'm just missing it...