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

Here's the question:

Two forces, Fa and Fb, are applied to an object. The larger force is Fa. When both forces point due east, the object's acceleration has a magnitude of 0.50 m/s^2. However, when Fa points due east, and Fb points due west, the acceleration has a magnitude of 0.40 m/s^2. Find the ratio of Fa/Fb of the magnitudes of the forces.

2. Relevant equations

F = ma ?

d = Vt + 1/2at^2 ?

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried manipulating the F = ma equation to no avail. Maybe it has something to do with d = Vt + 1/2at^2 but I think maybe I'd have to use Fa + Fb = sigmaF.

But to be honest, I have no idea where to start, especially with finding ratios. I just need a little help forward. Thanks

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# Homework Help: Question on forces and ratios

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