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    a sailboat has a mass of 60kg and is accelerating at 0.4m/s2. the wind acting on the sail provides a force of 44N. the drag from the water acts in the opposite direction.
    calculate the force of the drag acting on the boat.


    force = mass x acceleration
    60 x 0.4 = 24
    i did 44 - 24 because we had to calculate the drag on the boat... i got 24N as my final answer but i'm really unsure if it's right!
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    Your method is correct, but 44 - 24 does not equal 24. Attention to detail.
    whoops, i meant that thank you!
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    a sailboat has a mass of 60kg and is accelerating at 0.4m/s2. the wind acting on the sail provides a force of 44N. the drag from the water acts in the opposite direction.
    calculate the force of the drag acting on the boat.


    force = mass x acceleration
    60 x 0.4 = 24
    i did 44 - 24 because we had to calculate the drag on the boat... i got 24N as my final answer but i'm really unsure if it's right!
    You method is OK.

    Attention to detail though: 44 - 24 is not 24.
 
 
 
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