# Find the angle to the horizonal using the given information.

1. Dec 3, 2008

### paroxism--now

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A man pulls a wooden crate across a floor by a rope.
Mass of the crate = 15Kg
Force the man pulls with = 65N
Acceleration of the box = 20 M/s²

What is the angle to the horizontal at which the man pulls the rope.

2. Relevant equations

W = Fa Δd cosΘ
W = ½mv²
(think)

3. The attempt at a solution

I clearly don't understand this, but at first I figured I would use W = Fa Δd cosΘ and just rearrange the equation, then I realized, I don't have Work, figured I would find that using
W = ½mv². Then I realized I don't have Velocity, I can't find velocity without distance and I can't find distance without time.
I'm lost.
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Dec 3, 2008

### Dick

Don't use work, and don't use velocity. Use mass and acceleration. Use F=ma. Split F into horizontal and vertical components.

3. Dec 3, 2008

### paroxism--now

Bah! I feel so silly, this whole unit is on energy and work I became a little closed minded and forgot there were other formulas I could use.
Thank you !
=)