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Homework Help: physics

Posted by allie on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:17pm.

A 16000 kg sailboat experiences an eastward
force of 12400 N due to tide pushing its hull
while the wind pushes the sails with a force of
51900 N directed toward the northwest (45
westward of North or 45 northward ofWest).
What is the magnitude of the resultant ac-
celeration of the sailboat?
Answer in units of m/s2

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