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.