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The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 310 N north. The water exerts a force of 240 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 330 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?

magnitude in m/s2
direction in ° north of east

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Add the two forces vectorially. Set the resultant equal to M a, where a is the acceleration vector. Solve for a, remembering that it is a vector. I will be glad to critique your work.

Further help will be forthcoming when work is shown.

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Add the two forces vectorially? meaning?

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http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/GBSSCI/PHYS/Class/vectors/u3l1b.html

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