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

Given a car being pushed by a constant force:

a. How will the acceleration change in relation to the mass of the car? --> Done, it'll decrease

b. How will a graph of acceleration in the y axis and and (1/m) being the x axis will look like? What will the slope of the graph mean? --> Trouble with this one

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

a = F(1/M)

3. The attempt at a solution

For part B, I have already determined the graph should be decreasing, but I have doubts if it's exponential or as (1/x) does. I think it's as (1/x), since F is constant. As to what the slope means, I think it refers to the Inertia of the object in question. I have serious doubts with this though.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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