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Homework Help: Good lord am I confused

  1. Feb 2, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations
    F = Ma


    3. The attempt at a solution
    ... I wish I even knew where to start :\
    I drew the freebody diagram, but I don't know how to use it.
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2
    I believe the net force acting on the tin of corned beef must be 2.3 Kg x 5.4 m / s2= 12.42 N. Set this equal to the other forces acting on the tin.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 #3
    I don't even know how to do that :\ I kinda just need a similar problem solved so I can make a method out of how they did it... I need to figure out how to change free body diagrams into an equation. You miss one day of class and you get f-cked.
     
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