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The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 370 N north. The water exerts a force of 210 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 270 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?

  • physics - , Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:04pm

    (Acceleration vector) = Resultant force)/mass

    The resultant force on the boat is 424.4 Newtons

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