A mass (m) rest on a frictionless slope within our physics lab room. The angle of the ramp with respect to the floor is 35 degrees. What is the magnitude of the mass's acceleration?

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  1. well,the component of weight down the slide is mg*sinTheta

    Force= mass*acceleration
    solve for acceleration

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  2. Along the direction of motion, Newton's second law
    (F = M a)
    M g sin35 = M a
    a = g*sin35 = 5.6 m/s^2

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