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## Homework Statement

Three blocks are pushed up a frictionless plane that is inclined at an angle of 30 degrees with respect to the horizontal as shown below. The blocks move together with constant acceleration a = 3.0 m/s2. The masses of the blocks are: MA = MC = 1 kg, and MB = 2 kg. The next three questions pertain to this situation.

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The magnitude of the force that block A exerts on Block B is greater than the magnitude of the force that block B exerts on Block A.

TRUE

FALSE

Compare FAonB, the force Block A exerts on Block B, to FConB, the force Block C exerts on Block B,

FAonB < FConB

FAonB = FConB

FAonB > FConB

What is the value of F, the external force that is exerted on Block A?

F = 3.0 N

F = 4.9 N

F = 12.0 N

F = 31.6 N

F = 39.2 N

## Homework Equations

Fnet=ma

(Newton's laws)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have found answers for the questions, I'd just like my work to be checked

Part 1:

False, because Newton's second says for each force there is an equal and opposite reaction, therefore meaning the forces must be equal

Part 2:

Faonb>Fconb

Looking at the diagram, Faonb is greater because it has the forces of two blocks acting on it as opposed to just one in Fconb, follow Newton's second again.

Part 3:

I used F=ma

F-40sin(30)=4(3)

to get 31.6 N

If anyone could check my work it would be much appreciated!

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