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Homework Help: Force exerted by X on Y

  1. Oct 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A 1450 kg car is pulling a 245 kg trailer along a level road. Friction is negligiable. The car accelerates with an acceleration of 2.20 m/s2. What is the force exerted by the car on the trailer?

    2. Relevant equations

    F= ma

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Im trying to figure this out. one of the easiest questions on my assignment so i left it till last, but my brain just isn't functioning properly right now. Can i get some refreshment on newtons laws?

    i've tried so many different things and cant get the right answer
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2
    The force on an object is equivalent to the product of its mass and its acceleration.
  4. Oct 28, 2009 #3
    thanks, figured it out just as i chceked the replies haha. appreciate the time you took to reply though
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