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Few more questions

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1


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    I have a few more questions. Thanks for helping :-D

    1) A person on roller skates stands next to a wall and pushes the wall with a force of 25 N. If the person has a mass of 50 kg what is the acceleration?
    b.0.5 m/s/s
    c.2 m/s/s
    d.4 m/s/s
    I think it is A....

    2) A karate chop delivers a blow of 4000 N to a board that breaks. The force that acts on the hand during this event is actually______ N.
    I think the answer C.

    3)A very large truck and a tiny car traveling at the same speed collide head on. Which of the following is true?
    a. the large truck will experience the largest force of impact.
    b. the tiny car will experience the largest force of impact.
    c. the force of both truck and car will be the same.
    d. The truck will accelerate more than the tiny car as a result of the collsion force.
    I think the car would accelerate more...The answer is B....

    4)A 300 kg bear grasping a vertical tree slides down at a constant velocity. The friction between the tree and bear is ____N.
    d.greater than 3000

    I have no idea on this one :-/ how would I go about figuring it out?

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  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2
    for 4, its a matter of considering the eqn:
    sum of forces F=ma= mass*acceleration(due to gravity)-frictional force. since the bear is not accelerating, the sum then must be zero which means
    frictional force=m(a).

    Use the same formula f=m*a to look at problem 1 again.
  4. Mar 8, 2007 #3


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    So # 4 would be C?
  5. Mar 8, 2007 #4


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    Yes, it would.
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