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**Urgent help needed with F=ma concept! Where did I go wrong?? Help please**

Use the exact values you enter to make later calculations.

A group of students performed the same "Newton's Second Law" experiment that you did in class. For this lab, assume g = 9.81 m/s2. They obtained the following results:

m

_{1}(kg) t

_{1}(s) v

_{1}(m/s) t

_{2}(s) v

_{2}(m/s)

0.050 1.2000 0.2500 1.7862 0.4123

0.100 1.2300 0.3240 1.6364 0.6502

0.150 1.1500 0.3820 1.4809 0.8067

0.200 1.1100 0.4240 1.3988 0.9511

where m1 is the value of the hanging mass (including the mass of the hanger), v

_{1}is the average velocity and t

_{1}is the time at which v

_{1}is the instantaneous velocity for the first photogate, and v

_{2}is the average velocity and t

_{2}is the time at which v

_{2}is the instantaneous velocity for the second photogate.

(a) Use Excel to construct a spreadsheet to do the following. (You will not submit this spreadsheet. However, the results will be needed later in this problem.)

(i) Enter the above data.

(ii) Compute the acceleration, a, for each trial.

(iii) Create a graph of the hanging weight m1g vs. the acceleration. Hint

**This is what I did**

(iv) Use the trendline option to draw the best fit line for the above data and determine the slope and y-intercept from it.

**And then I did,**

(v) report your results below.

slope = __

__1.045____ kg

*Partial credit: Your answer received partial credit.*

y-intercept = _

__0.2345___ N

*Partial credit: Your answer received partial credit.*

**Whatttt?????????? What am I doing wrong???????**

(b) Use the information you obtained from your graph to determine the total mass of the system M = m

_{1}+ m

_{2}.

M = _

__1.045 kg___ Partial credit: Your answer received partial credit.

(c) Using the information you obtained in parts (a) and (b), predict what the value of the acceleration would be if the value of the hanging mass were increased to m

_{1}= 0.40 kg.

a = ______ m/s

^{2}