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## Problemset:  Forces  & Acceleration

Solve the following problems.  Make sure you show all your work.

1. Odysseus traveled from Troy to Ithaca.  What was the acceleration of Odysseus’ ship if its mass was

900,000 kg and it moves across the water with a force of 300,000 N?

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2. Odysseus was blown off course when he tried to sail from Troy to Ithaca.  Instead of traveling west home, he now had to travel east home.  The mass and force used to move the boat across the water were now different.  If the mass of the ship was 800,000 kg, and the force of the men rowing was 240,000 N, what was the acceleration of the ship?

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3. Romeo traveled by a 900 kg horse from Manitua to Verona accelerating at the rate of 20 km/hr.  With what force is Romeo moving at?

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4. What is the acceleration of Romeo’s 900 kg horse if it moves with a force of 9000 N?

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5. What is the mass of Juliet’s new horse if it accelerates at the rate of 18 km/hr with a force of 78 N?

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