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Problem: Two forces are applied to a car in an effort to move it, as shown in Figure P4.12.(a) What is the resultant of these two forces?magnitudedirection(b) If the car has a mass of 3100 kg, what magnitude acceleration does it have? Ignore friction.

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In this problem, we're going to use:

The equation for vector magnitude given by,

|A|=Ax2+Ay2

Direction:

tanθ=AyAx

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Two forces are applied to a car in an effort to move it, as shown in Figure P4.12.

(a) What is the resultant of these two forces?
magnitude
direction
(b) If the car has a mass of 3100 kg, what magnitude acceleration does it have? Ignore friction.

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