# How fast will an object with a mass of 8 kg accelerate if a force of 76 N is constantly applied to it?

Mar 20, 2018

$9.5 \setminus {\text{m/s}}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

We use Newton's second law of motion, which states that

$F = m a$

• $m$ is the mass of the object in kilograms

• $a$ is the acceleration of the object in meters per second

We need to solve for acceleration, and so we rearrange the equation into:

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

Plugging in the given values, we get

$a = \left(76 \setminus \text{N")/(8 \ "kg}\right)$

$= 9.5 \setminus {\text{m/s}}^{2}$