posted by polo Q .
The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 500 N north. The water exerts a force of 150 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 290 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?
Magnitude = pythagorean theorem (net force)
F=522 N *answer*
a (m/s^2)= F/m= (522N/290Kg)
a=1.8 m/s^2 *answer*