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How do you find acceleration with F=mg and F=ma?

  1. Nov 15, 2016 #1
    I know that you have to cancel out the masses and forces but still unsure how the equation goes
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  3. Nov 15, 2016 #2


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    m cancels so


    If that's not what you are asking post the whole problem.
  4. Nov 15, 2016 #3
    Well a is acceleration. In the specific case of gravity g is acceleration. So I guess you aren't asking us to point at the equation and say "there it is". I imagine it is too simple minded to believe that you just want us to invert the equations for you?

    a = F/m or g = F/m. ?

    Ok, the answer to the question you seem to be asking is too trivial. I think I missed something. What are you asking again?
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