(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A balloon with an attached basket and a total mass of 1200 kg is hovering at an altitude of 500m. A bag containing 100kg of sand is emptied over the side of the basket. Find the upward acceleration of the balloon after the sand has been poured out.

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no clue how to start this equation or solve it! Please help!!!

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# Homework Help: Newton's laws and a balloon

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