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Three astronauts, propelled by jet backpacks, push and guide a 120 kg asteroid toward a processing dock, exerting the forces shown in Fig. 5-31, with F1 = 31 N, F2 = 34 N, F3 = 27 N, angle 1 = 27°, and angle 3 = 52°. What is the asteroid's acceleration (a) in unit-vector notation and as (b) a magnitude and (c) a direction relative to the positive direction of the x axis?

I'm trying to understand how to apply Fnet = ma here.

I tried getting the components for the magnitudes 31, 34, and 27, then dividing the net components for x and y by the mass, but that doesn't give the correct answer. What am I doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Trouble with a basic Force problem

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