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A fisherman yanks a fish straight up out of the water with an acceleration of 2m/s^2 using very light fishing line that has a "test value" of 50 pounds. the fisherman, loses the fish as the line snaps.

What is the minimum mass of the fish?

The answer given is mass=18.9kg

No additional information is given, and it's just a question by it self, no other values attached.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I converted pounds into kg since they asked for mass as solution

They asked for 3 Sig Figs, so 50 pounds =22.72kg

I'm assuming the acceleration is 2m/s^2 all the way

but I'm not sure how that get me the 18.9 kg answer

I'm seriously clueless with this question, about both the concept and how the answer is gotten. Been trying to figure it out for at least 3 hours, really need your help Q__Q

Please and Thank you!

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