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Homework Help: Newtons laws

  1. Oct 3, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    You have a fuzzy dice with mass .2kg hanging from the rear view mirror. When you step on the gas the dice makes an angle of 25 degrees. what is car's acceleration?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Im really not sure where to start. I would need first find force, correct?
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  3. Oct 3, 2012 #2


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    The first thing to do is ...

    Draw a Free Body Diagram.
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #3
    ok :) so I have Force of W(Gravity) Pointing down on neg x axis and i have a Tension vector pointing out in the 3rd quadrant making a 25 degree angle and finally the Normal force vector pointing up. Is that right?
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