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Problem: A 1200kg car pushes a 2100kg truck that has a dead battery to the right. When the driver steps on the accelerator, the drive wheels of the car push against the ground with a force of 4500N . a. What is the magnitude of the force the car applies to the truck? b. What is the acceleration of the truck?

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From Newton's second law:

F=ma

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A 1200kg car pushes a 2100kg truck that has a dead battery to the right. When the driver steps on the accelerator, the drive wheels of the car push against the ground with a force of 4500N . 

a. What is the magnitude of the force the car applies to the truck? 

b. What is the acceleration of the truck?

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