A force of 100 N , acting on a mass m1 produces an acceleration of 5 m/s2.The same force when applied to mass m2, gives it an accleration of 40 m/s2.What accleration would the same force produce,when both masses are tied together ?

Asked by Vikas | 10th Jul, 2017, 12:17: AM

Expert Answer:

The following steps need to be followed in order to solve the query:
Step 1) Force and acceleration for masses m1 and m2 are given. So, the easiest thing to do is to find both the masses. Use the formula F = ma to find m1 and m2. They will be given by F/a.
Step 2) Now the masses are tied, so add m1 and m2 to find M.
Step 3) Use the formula F = ma again to find final acceleration 'a' by doing F/M.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 10th Jul, 2017, 11:12: AM