# Homework Help: Forces and Graphs

1. Feb 9, 2012

### Thepotatis

So the problem is that i have a physics test coming up and its about forces and graphs.
The teacher can not explain the different formulas clearly which results in everyone getting bad grades. I wonder if anyone can explain this to me.

2. Relevant equations
A RCXD (a little car with explosives controlled by a joystick) drives down a hill with an angle of 30°. Its mass = 5kg. What is its acceleration if the driving force ( force motrice in french) = 300[N] and the friction = 100[N]?

3. The attempt at a solution

FM (driving force) -f (friction) = 0 ?
300-200 = 0 -> 100 = 0 so not possible >.<

Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
2. Feb 9, 2012

### tiny-tim

Welcome to PF!

Hi Thepotatis! Welcome to PF!

Nearly all dynamics questions are solved by applying good ol' Newton's second law (Ftotal = ma), in one or more directions …

in this case, there are at least three forces making up Ftotal: the driving force, the friction, and the weight

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