Under the action of a constant force an object accelerates at 7.6 m/s^2. What will the acceleration be if (a) The force is halved and the object's mass is doubled?

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Hi, Jale,

If the force is halved, then the acceleration would also be cut in half, aka divide by 2.  If the mass is doubled, then the acceleration would also be halved, for with that condition, we can assume a constant force.  Combining them, divide by 2 and divide by 2 --> divide by 4.  So, the new acceleration is:

7.6 / 4 = 1.9 m/s^2

Good luck, Jale.  I hope this will assist.

Till Then,

Steve

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