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A force of 1 N is the only force exerted on a block, and the acceleration of the block is measured. When the same force is the only force exerted on a second block, the acceleration is three times as large. What can you conclude about the masses of the two blocks?

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- MikeYLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
the first block has about 3 times the mass of the second block if the two measurements were fairly accurate.

- Born YesterdayLv 78 years ago
The formula: F = ma shows a direct relationship between force and the product (mass×acceleration).

For your case: 1 Newton = m1 × a1 = m2 × 3a1 m

So: m1×a1/m2×3a1 = 1, m1/m2 = 1/3, and m2 = m1 ÷ 3

- Anonymous8 years ago
mass of the second block is three times less the first one

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