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Homework Help: Solve problem related to Force and velocity

  1. Nov 7, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A constant acceleration forces "Force(a)" pushes a 2.kg FedEX package across a frictionless floor on which an xy coordinate system has been drawn. the figure below gives the packag's x and y velocity components versus time. What are the (a) magnitude and (b) the direction of the "Force(a)" The Y acceleration graphs shows that the Vy(m/s) from 2 to -13 it takes over 3 seconds. the X acceleration graphs shows that the Vx(m/s) from 2 to11 it takes over 3 seconds

    2. Relevant equations
    Acceleration = Velocity/time
    F = mg
    F= ma
    3. The attempt at a solution
    the following information are given; mass=2.kg, Y-acceleration = 5m/s^2, and X acceleration = 3m/s^2. If I could find the F in y direction, then i might able to find the F in x-direction. Basically, i am clueless.
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  3. Nov 7, 2007 #2
    I can't understand the question. Can you show the graphic or explain what it shows more clearly?
  4. Nov 8, 2007 #3
    Thanks a lot for trying to solve that problem. the problem is solved by the help of my teacher. I appreciate your help.
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