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A force F applied to an object of mass m1 produces an acceleration of 3.20 m/s2. The same force applied to a second object of mass m2 produces an acceleration of 1.00 m/s2.

(a) What is the value of the ratio m1/m2?

(b) If m1 and m2 are combined, find their acceleration under the action of the force F.

2. Relevant equations

f=ma m1a1=m2a2

3. The attempt at a solution

i figured the out part a...the ratio to m1 to m2 is .313

i dont understand part b..i know if you add m1 and m2..the resulting acceleration should be smaller

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# Homework Help: Force and acceleration question

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