Question #93c7e

1 Answer
Mar 23, 2017

The force is #60" N"#, that is #60# newtons.

Explanation:

Force is mass times acceleration:

Mass = #12" kg"#
Acceleration = #5" m/s^2"#

Force = #(12×5)("kg" × " m/s^2")#
#=60" N"#

What is that "N" thing I magically put in? Check it out:

A newton, abbreviated N, is defined as the force that accelerates one kilogram by one meter per second squared. So when you see #"kg" × " m/s^2"# as above, you replace it with #"N"# for "newton".