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The crates are on a horizontal frictionless surface. The woman (wearing golf shoes so that she can get traction) applies a horizontal force F = 50.0N to the 6.00kg crate.

a.) what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the 6.00kg crate?

b.) what is the tension T in the rope (of negligible mass) connecting the two crates?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]F = ma[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

a.) since the horizontal component of force has only 50 newtons with zero friction:

[tex]F_x = ma[/tex]

[tex] a = \frac{m}{F_{x}}[/tex]

[tex] a = \frac{6.00kg}{50.0N}[/tex]

[tex] a = 8.33 \frac{m}{s^2} [/tex]

b.) Tension?

No other x component of force

so i believe the tension is 50.0N

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# Homework Help: Using newton laws

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