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Homework Help: Newtons lawsss

  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1
    An oil tanker's engines have broken down, and the wind is blowing the tanker straight toward a reef at a constant speed of 1.5 m/s . When the tanker is 500 m from the reef, the wind dies down just as the engineer gets the engines going again. The rudder is stuck, so the only choice is to try to accelerate straight backward away from the reef. The mass of the tanker and cargo is , and the engines produce a net horizontal force of on the tanker.
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  3. Oct 3, 2007 #2
    the answers is YES
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