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1. 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!
2. (Original post by uberteknik)
Your method is correct, but 44 - 24 does not equal 24. Attention to detail.
whoops, i meant that thank you!
3. (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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