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# Problem: On vacation, your 1400-kg car pulls a 600-kg trailer away from a stoplight with an acceleration of 1.20 m/s squared.1) What is the net force exerted by the car on the trailer (in newton)?2) What force does the trailer exert on the car?3) What is the net force acting on the car?

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are going to use Newton's second law of motion:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

1)

Force on the trailer is given by:

FCT = mT

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###### Problem Details

On vacation, your 1400-kg car pulls a 600-kg trailer away from a stoplight with an acceleration of 1.20 m/s squared.

1) What is the net force exerted by the car on the trailer (in newton)?

2) What force does the trailer exert on the car?

3) What is the net force acting on the car?