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    Magnitude of acceleration

    I Am stuck with the formula needed to find the vaule of magnitude of the acceleration.

    If the force is 5.0x 10**** N and the Mass 1.1 x 10****Kg
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    Memorize the famous formula: F = ma, or force - mass times acceleration. The units of force is newtons (N), also written out as Kg-m/s^2. The units of mass is kilograms, and acceleration is meters per seconds squared (m/s^2) So here you have:

    F = ma
    5x10^3 N = 1.1x10^3 Kg x a

    Rearrange:
    a = 5x10^3 N/1.1x10^3 m/s^2 = (5x10^3 Kg-m/s^2)/(1.1x10^3 Kg) = 4.5 m/s^2
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