# Question #1125a

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#### Explanation:

so we have

#### Explanation:

You have the right equation down

#color(blue)(ul(color(black)(F = m* a)))#

Here

#F# is theforcethat acts on the object#m# is themassof the object#a# is theaccelerationof the object

What this equation tells you is that a *net force*

In other words, the only way an object can have an acceleration is if an **unbalanced force** acts on it.

If all the forces that act on an object cancel out or if no force acts on the object, then the object's acceleration will be equal to *constant velocity*.

In your case, the unbalanced force is equal to

#F = m * a implies a = F/m#

Now, you need to be aware of the fact that

#color(blue)(ul(color(black)("1 N" = 1color(white)(.)"kg m s"^(-2))))#

This means that your force is equal to

#"5 N" = 5color(white)(.)"kg m s"^(-2)#

Now you're ready to plug in your values

#a = (5 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg"))) "m s"^(-2))/(10color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg")))) = color(darkgreen)(ul(color(black)("0.5 m s"^(-2))))#

This means that **for every passing second** that you act with a force of *velocity* by