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Posted by **Maggie** on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:31pm.

the problem is asking the acceleration of a bug (1.5g) when a spider pulls it by a massless spider silk with .001N.

when i put in the formula without converting i get .0073m/s^2. which seems plausible.

but when i convert i get 7.3m/s^2. which would make a VERY fast spider....

so i guess my question is just:

do you HAVE to convert in order to get the correct answer

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**Maggie**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:32pmoops. correction. the spider is pulling with .011N. NOT .001

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**Gene**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:41pmMaggie, you on the right way but I don't understand how did you get both the values.

The solution is

a = F/m = 1*10^(-3)/1.5*10^(-3)= 1/1.5 = (2/3) m/s^2 = 0.67 m/s^2.

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**Gene**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:47pmNot a big deal:

a = 1.1*10^(-2)/1.5*10^(-3) =

= (1.1/1.5)*10 = 7.3 m/s^2

Good for a spider!

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**Elena**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:00pma= F/m=0.001/1.5•10⁻³=0.67 m/s²

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