Yams asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

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A sailboat with a mass of 2000 kg experiences a tidal force of 3000 N directed to the east and a wind force against its sails with a magnitude of 8200 N directed toward the north. What is the approximate magnitude and direction of the resultant acceleration of the boat?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The direction of the resultant force and acceleration are easily determined via basic trigonometry. Then find the magnitude of the resulting force (Pythagoras) and divide by the mass.

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