Two cardboard boxes full of books are in contact with each other on a friction less table.Box H has twice the mass of Box G. If you push on box G with a horizontal force F, then box H will experience a net force of?
2. The attempt at a solution
Let book G's mass be = m
Then book H's mass is = 2m
Let the force applied on book g (push) be F.
Then, F = ma -| From second law of motion
Now since the block will start moving with a velocity of at (Where T is time).
Now using the first equation of motion: v = u + at, (where u = 0)
at = c(t)
Where C is a variable for acceleration of the body.
This implies as
a = c.
Thus the body G has a mass of m and acceleration of c = a.
Hence the force applied on Book H
ma = 2ma2
Where a2 is the acceleration attained by book H
The answer given is 2/3 F please explain all steps clearly,