Asked Sep 18, 2019

The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 300 N north. The water exerts a force of 190 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 330 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?


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Step 1

The mass of the 330kg, and the force exerted by wind on sailboat in North direction is 300N, and force exerted by water in eastern direction is 190N.

Write the expression for the resultant force.


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F300 N)(190N) 355N

Step 2

Write the expression for magn...


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substitute 355Nfor F330kg for m] a 355N 330kg -1.08m/s2 direction 300 0=tan 190 =57.7


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