# How fast will an object with a mass of 8 kg accelerate if a force of 23 N is constantly applied to it?

Feb 19, 2016

We use $F = m a$ to solve this problem. The acceleration in this case is $3$ $m {s}^{-} 2$.

#### Explanation:

We know $m = 8$ $k g , F = 23$ $N$;

Solve for a:

$a = \frac{F}{m} = \frac{23 N}{8 k g} = \frac{23}{8} = 2.875$ $m {s}^{-} 2$

Round the answer to the same number of significant digits we have in the data given, which yields an answer of $3$ $m {s}^{-} 2$.