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Ok, I am doing a problem where I am finding the acceleration of a mass sliding down a ramp.

I am now inputting the variables into Newtons 2nd law, and have the correct equation, but its not giving me the right answer. What am I doing wrong.

Here is the quation: finding acceleration.

(.2)(9.8ms^2)sin40 - (.1)(1.5N)

The answer is suppose to be 5.55 m/s^2

But I am getting 1.10986 ?

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3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: QUICK calculation help - Why is my equation not giving right answer? Thanks

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