Asked Oct 21, 2019

A crate of mass m = 24 kg rides on the bed of a truck attached by a cord to the back of the cab as in the figure below. The cord can withstand a maximum tension of 71 N before breaking. Neglecting friction between the crate and truck bed, find the maximum acceleration the truck can have before the cord breaks. (Enter the magnitude of the maximum acceleration in the forward direction.)

a) ____ m/s2


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Step 1

Given that

F = 71N

M = 24kg

Step 2

The equation for force,


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F = Ma Here, Fis the force( maximum tensi on), M is the mass, and a is the acceleration

Step 3

Substitute the values i...


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71N а: 24kg -2.9m/s - 3m/s2


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