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anonymous
 5 years ago
A little car has a maximum acceleration of 2.57 m/s^2. What is the new maximum acceleration of the little car if it tows another car that has the same mass?
anonymous
 5 years ago
A little car has a maximum acceleration of 2.57 m/s^2. What is the new maximum acceleration of the little car if it tows another car that has the same mass?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[F = ma\] 1 car: mass is M; acceleration is 2.57 m/s^2. Net force acting on the car is 2.57M Newtons. If another car is connected, then the net force will be acting on both cars. 2 cars: total mass is 2M; net force is 2.57M Newtons. Acceleration is (2.57M)/(2M), or 1.285 m/s^2. Simply said, the new maximum acceleration will be one half of the initial maximum acceleration.
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