# The maximum force that a grocery bag can withstand without ripping is #250# #N#. The bag is filled with #20# #kg# of groceries and lifted with an acceleration of #5.0# #m##/##s^2#. Do the groceries stay in the bag?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 23, 2018

Yes

#### Explanation:

We calculate the force that is exerted on the bag using Newton's second law, which states that,

#m# is the mass of the object in kilograms

#a# is the acceleration of the object in meters per second squared

And so, we got:

So, a force of