Newton's second law,
Scallops eject water from their shells to provide a thrust force. (Figure 1) shows a smoothed graph of actual data for the initial motion of a 25g scallop speeding up to escape a predator.
What is the magnitude of the net force needed to achieve this motion?
Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.
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