A train engine pulls out of a station along a straight horizontal track with five identical freight cars behind it, each of which weighs 88.0 kN. The train reaches a speed of 13.0 m/s within 6.50 min of starting out. Assuming the engine pulls with a constant force during this interval, and ignore air resistance and friction on the freight cars. Find the tension in the coupling between cars 2 and 3??? Answer in kN please

1. coupling is pulling cars 3, 4,5 of total mass 3*88000/9.8 kg

acceleration= 13/(6.5*60sec)

forceat couling = pulled mass*acceleration.

posted by bobpursley
2. I got 897.96 as answer what would it be as kN???

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