1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Person pushes down the length of the handle of a 12.1kg lawn spreader. The handle makes an angle 44.1 degrees with the horizontal. Person wishes to accelerate the spreader from rest to 1.33m/s in 1.7s. What forece must person apply to the handle? 2. Relevant equations F=ma I imagine a=Δv/Δt 3. The attempt at a solution I started to find the average acceleration, using a =Δv/Δt. a = 0.78m/s^2 Plug and chug to F=ma and get 9.4N. This seems way too simple of a solution. Should I carry on with this: Fx=max Fy=may then just find the resultant of F. Fx = -9.47 Fy = -118.58 Resultant F = 118.96N...that seems way too much?