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Net Force

  • Thread starter mystry4
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If you have a 25N sideways force on a 10kg box that moves at speed of 5 m/s, what is the formula? I used F = m*a and got it wrong. :confused:
 

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Fermat
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What are you being asked to find out?
 
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I am being asked to find the net force on the box.
 
Fermat
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well, so far the only force acting on it is the 25 N,
Is there friction?
 
Fermat
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Also, if the box is moving with constant velocity, i.e. no acceleration, then the net force is zero.
 
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Well that makes sense....and probably why a HINT was put in there (HINT: Think about this a bit before writing down any equations!)
So, I amanswering that the net force is O because of continual velocity and no acceleration.
Thank you for your help
 

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