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Posted by Big Poppa Smurf on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:17am.

A 15700 kg sailboat experiences an eastward force 22000 N due to the tide pushing its hull while the wind pushes the sails with a force of 80900 N directed toward the northwest (45◦ westward of North or 45◦ northward
of West).

A) What is the magnitude of the resultant acceleration of the sailboat?Answer in units of m/s^2

B.) What is the direction of the boat’s acceleration? Answer in units of ◦ (N of West)

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