How fast will an object with a mass of 16 kg accelerate if a force of 40 N is constantly applied to it?

Feb 10, 2016

$2.5$ meters per second

Explanation:

Force (F) in Newtons is given by the formula $F = m \cdot a$, where $m$ is mass is in kilograms and $a$ is acceleration in meters per second.

Hence, acceleration is given by $a = \frac{F}{m}$.

As such, when a force of $40$ Newton is constantly applied to the object with a mass of $16$ kg

its acceleration will be $\frac{40}{16}$ or $2.5$ meters per second.