## The same motor is used in rockets with different masses. The rockets have different accelerations. According to Newton’s second law, how is

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The same motor is used in rockets with different masses. The rockets have different accelerations. According to Newton’s second law, how is acceleration expected to change as the rocket mass increases? As rocket mass increases, acceleration decreases. There are no changes in acceleration, as it would depend on the amount of force. As rocket mass increases, acceleration increases. Acceleration cannot be predicted based on changes in mass.

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## Answers ( )

As rocket mass increases, acceleration decreases.

Explanation:

From Newton’s second law of motion;

F= ma

Where;

m= mass of the object

a= acceleration of the object

Hence we can write;

a= F/m

This implies that an increase in mass (m) will lead to a decrease in acceleration if the force on the object is held constant.

Hence, if the rockets have different masses, they will have different accelerations.