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Find Acceleration

  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1
    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!
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  3. Oct 3, 2007 #2


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    Resolve the force vectors into their components and the use [tex]F=m \bullet a[/tex].
  4. Oct 4, 2007 #3

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