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A sailboat with a mass of 2000 kg experiences a tidal force of 3000 N directed to the east and a wind force against its sails with a magnitude of 8200 N directed toward the north. What is the approximate magnitude and direction of the resultant acceleration of the boat?

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- Anonymous1 month ago
The direction of the resultant force and acceleration are easily determined via basic trigonometry. Then find the magnitude of the resulting force (Pythagoras) and divide by the mass.

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