# Find Acceleration

1. Oct 3, 2007

### FilthyOtis

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the acceleration of the block.

the block weighs 1250 N.

it has a force of 950 N pulling on it at 70 degrees N of W and another force of 1050 N pulling at 50 degrees N of E.

This is just a review question at the start of my physics class first year in college. Pretty sure I should know how to do this but I just can't remember. Can anyone help me out with this one? I'm not just looking for an answer I'm looking for steps and why these are the steps so I can once again understand the situation making it easier to remember in the future. Thank you!

2. Oct 3, 2007

### ptr

Resolve the force vectors into their components and the use $$F=m \bullet a$$.

3. Oct 4, 2007

### FilthyOtis

Thanks, I figured it out a while later. got all the net forces and then got the mass and did
a = F / m.