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In a supermarket parking lot, an employee is pushing ten empty shopping carts, lined up in a straight line. The acceleration of the carts is 0.080 m/s2. The ground is level, and each cart has a mass of 25 kg.
(a) What is the net force acting on any one of the carts?
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(b) Assuming friction is negligible, what is the force exerted by the fifth cart on the sixth cart?
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drwls,
(a) The net force acting on any single cart can be obtained from F = m a
(b) The force acting on the sixth cart must be enough to accelerate carts 6 through 10. Use F = m a again, but the m is defferent.