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A fisherman in a boat is using a "10- test" fishing line. This means that the line can exert a force of 45 without breaking (1lb = 4.45N). If he accelerates the fish upward at 1.8m/s/s , what maximum weight fish can he land, in newtons?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

Failed Answers : 25, 6

FBD demostrates a line from a fishes mouth. Gravity points down, Force of pull goes up, acceleration is upwards at 1.8m/s/s. I've tried setting the sum of all the forces in the y direction to 45N and then solving for m. That only gave me 25kg, dunno what I was thinking there. Then I tried using F=ma countless times to no avail.

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