A 5.0 kg bucket of water is raised from a well by a rope. If the upward acceleration of the bucket is 3.0 m/s, what is the force exerted by the rope on the bucket of water?

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Cal Share
Dec 1, 2015

64 Newtons

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The rope must overcome the acceleration due to gravity which is $9.8 \frac{m}{s} ^ 2$. So we add this to the acceleration that occurred due to the force of the rope.
$F = m \cdot a$
$F = 5 \cdot 12.8$ which gives us the 64 Newtons of force needed.

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