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A Black Garden Ant is seen dragging a caterpillar with mass = 1.5g = .0015 KG

the ant manages to accelerate the caterpillar at 1mms^-2

(a) What force has the ant applied to cause this acceleration?

(b) The ant bites the caterpillar near to the ground and pulls it an angle of 30° to the horizontal.

What total force does it have to apply to move the caterpillar with the same horizontal acceleration?

(c) What is the normal force acting on the caterpillar whilst being pulled by the ant at 30°

have missed out on a week of classes due to being sick and have no idea what to do here.

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a)

F = .0015kg x .001m/s

F = 0.0000015N

b)

let x = horizantal

let y = vertical

let z = hypotenenuse

cos 30 = x/z

f= x/cos 30

f = 1.732 x 10^-6

c) w = .015N

normal force(N):

N = w - y

N = .014999

the ant manages to accelerate the caterpillar at 1mms^-2

**Assume that friction between the caterpillar and the ground can be ignored.**

(a) What force has the ant applied to cause this acceleration?

(b) The ant bites the caterpillar near to the ground and pulls it an angle of 30° to the horizontal.

What total force does it have to apply to move the caterpillar with the same horizontal acceleration?

(c) What is the normal force acting on the caterpillar whilst being pulled by the ant at 30°

have missed out on a week of classes due to being sick and have no idea what to do here.

**EDIT: i think this is right now, but not sure**1.

a)

F = .0015kg x .001m/s

F = 0.0000015N

b)

let x = horizantal

let y = vertical

let z = hypotenenuse

cos 30 = x/z

f= x/cos 30

f = 1.732 x 10^-6

c) w = .015N

normal force(N):

N = w - y

N = .014999

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