# Question 93c7e

Mar 23, 2017

The force is $60 \text{ N}$, that is $60$ newtons.

#### Explanation:

Force is mass times acceleration:

Mass = $12 \text{ kg}$
Acceleration = $5 \text{ m/s^2}$

Force = (12×5)("kg" × " m/s^2")#
$= 60 \text{ N}$

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 $\text{kg" × " m/s^2}$ as above, you replace it with $\text{N}$ for "newton".