Question #eb5af

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Mar 16, 2017

Answer:

The acceleration of the object is #0.5 m/s^2#.

Explanation:

So the formula we are going to use is #F_"NET" = ma#.
=> Where #F_"NET"# is the net force in #N#.
=> Where #m# is the mass of the object in #kg# .
=> Where #a# is the acceleration of the object in #m/s^2#.

Before we start calculating, there are some restrictions we have to consider.

  1. The force of friction, #F_"F"# , will be ignored.
  2. No direction is specified, however, a force is applied to the object. The movement produced will be referred to as motion in a positive direction.

No direction is specified, however, a force is applied to the object. The movement produced will be referred to as motion in a positive direction.

Because we are looking for acceleration, we can rearrange the equation to give us acceleration.

#F_"NET" = ma#

#F_"NET"/m = a#

First off, we can plug in the variables respectively...

#F_"NET"/m = a#

#5/10 = a#

... and solve.

#5/10 = a#

#0.5 = a#

The acceleration of the object is #0.5 m/s^2#.

Hope this helps :)