## If a 5.0 kg box is pulled simultaneously by a 10.0 N force and a 5.0 N force, then its acceleration must be Group of answer choices 1.0 m/s2

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If a 5.0 kg box is pulled simultaneously by a 10.0 N force and a 5.0 N force, then its acceleration must be Group of answer choices 1.0 m/s2. We cannot tell from the information given. 2.2 m/s2. 3.0 m/s2.

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6 months 2021-07-28T04:48:34+00:00 1 Answers 394 views 0

We cannot tell from the information given

Explanation:

Given;

mass of the box, m = 5 kg

first force, F₁ = 10 N

second force, F₂ = 5 N

(I) Assuming the two forces are acting horizontally in opposite direction, the resultant force on the box is calculated as;

∑Fx = 10 N – 5 N

= 5 N

Apply Newton’s second law of motion;

∑Fx = ma

a = ∑Fx/m

a = 5 / 5

a = 1 m/s² in the direction of the 10 N force.

(II) Also, if the two forces are acting in the same direction, the resultant force is calculated as;

∑Fx = 10 N + 5 N

∑Fx = 15 N

a = 15 / 5

a = 3 m/s²

Therefore, the information given is not enough to determine the acceleration of the box.