How to find the magnitude of Force from an A vs Mass Graph

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Homework Statement


I have attached the graph which displays Acceleration vs Mass. It shows the acceleration of objects of different mass that experience the same force. I need to get the magnitude of the force from this.​

Homework Equations



F= ma

The Attempt at a Solution


I used F=ma for this but it was incorrect. If anyone can give me the right approach to this problem, it would be really helpful![/B]
 

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CWatters
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It should be correct. Please show your working.

Perhaps check your units?
 
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From the graph, I multiplied 600m*6m/s^2= 3600 Newtons. But the answer is coming out as wrong.
 
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600m*6m/s^2= 3600 Newtons
It's not 600m you're multiplying (m means mass in that context) it's 600g.
 
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It's not 600m you're multiplying (m means mass in that context) it's 600g.
Yes sorry that was a typo, I meant 600 g. So shouldn't the answer be 3600 Newtons then? F=ma?
 
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So shouldn't the answer be 3600 Newtons then?
No, the answer should then be 3600 g⋅m/s2
 
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You could also convert mass from grams to kilograms then multiply by acceleration in m/s2 to get a numerical answer in Newtons.
 

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