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Suppose a 68-kg boy and a 40-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s^2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.

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    Fboy+Fgirl=0
    68*a+40*3.0=0
    solve for a.

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    so it should be -1.76 m/s^2

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    yes, the negative sign indicates direction.

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    its a web assign and i typed that answer in but it said it was wrong

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    hahhahhaahha

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    lol. In web assagain, if you type ::corrrect, it shows you the answer.

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