# Solve Mass of M Problem - Trolley Question (3.0N)

• Angiek
In summary, the formula for calculating mass is m = F/a, where m is the mass, F is the force applied, and a is the acceleration. Mass is directly proportional to force and inversely proportional to acceleration. This means that as force increases, mass also increases, but as acceleration increases, mass decreases. To solve for mass in a trolley question, you need to know the force applied (in this case, 3.0N) and the acceleration of the trolley. The SI unit for mass is kilograms (kg), but it can also be measured in grams (g) or metric tons (t). Mass cannot be negative as it is a measure of the amount of matter in an object, and matter cannot have
Angiek
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The tension of the M is 3.0N but I don't know how to get the mass of M. The answer is 0.34kg which I can't get. Help?

What forces act on M? Apply Newton's 2nd law.

## 1. What is the formula for calculating mass?

The formula for calculating mass is m = F/a, where m is the mass, F is the force applied, and a is the acceleration.

## 2. How is mass related to force and acceleration?

Mass is directly proportional to force and inversely proportional to acceleration. This means that as force increases, mass also increases, but as acceleration increases, mass decreases.

## 3. How do I solve for mass in a trolley question?

To solve for mass in a trolley question, you need to know the force applied (in this case, 3.0N) and the acceleration of the trolley. You can then plug those values into the formula m = F/a to find the mass.

## 4. What are the units for mass?

The SI unit for mass is kilograms (kg). In some cases, mass may also be measured in grams (g) or metric tons (t).

## 5. Can mass be negative?

No, mass cannot be negative. It is a measure of the amount of matter in an object, and matter cannot have a negative value.

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