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    Magnitude of acceleration help

    i am having trouble with following problem and need some help in solving it, it will be much appreciated, thank you in advance

    If an astronaut throws a tool with a force of 16.0 , what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the astronaut during the throw? Assume that the total mass of the astronaut after she throws the tool is 80.0 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by elexis10 View Post
    i am having trouble with following problem and need some help in solving it, it will be much appreciated, thank you in advance

    If an astronaut throws a tool with a force of 16.0 , what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the astronaut during the throw? Assume that the total mass of the astronaut after she throws the tool is 80.0 .

    thanks again
    reaction force is 16 N ... use Newton's 2nd, a = F/m
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    thank you very much...i got the correct answer
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