# Newton's second law states that the net force equals the product of mass and acceleration. A boat's mass of is #9.6×105 kg# and it experiences a net force of #1.5×104 kg*m/s^2#. What is its acceleration?

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Jun 15, 2016

#### Explanation:

Newton's second law states that:

#color(blue)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)F_"net"=macolor(white)(a/a)|)))# where:

#F_"net"=# net force

#m=# mass

#a=# acceleration

To solve for acceleration, rearrange the formula in terms of

#a=(F_"net")/m#

Plug in your known values.

#a=(1.5xx104kg*m/s^2)/(9.6xx105kg)#

Note:#kg*m/s^2# is also equal to#1N# .

Solve for

#a=(1.5xx104color(red)cancelcolor(black)(kg)*m/s^2)/(9.6xx105color(red)cancelcolor(black)(kg))#

#a=color(green)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(0.15m/s^2)color(white)(a/a)|)))#