# How fast will an object with a mass of 15 kg accelerate if a force of 42 N is constantly applied to it?

Feb 5, 2016

$2.8$ $m$/${s}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

Since $F = m a$,

where:
$F =$force, in terms of Newton (N)
$m =$mass, in terms of Kilograms (Kg)
$a =$acceleration, in terms of meters per second squared (m/s^2)

the given is:
$m = 15 k g$
$F = 42 N$
a = ?

using algebraic technique to find the value of $a$,

$F = m a$

$a = \frac{F}{m}$

solving the problem:

$a = \frac{42 N}{15 k g}$

$a = 2.8$ $m$/${s}^{2}$