# A trolley weighing 500 kg moves under the action of a force of 100 N. Determine its acceleration.

July 28, 2021 | education

| Given:

m = 500 kilograms – trolley weight;

F = 100 Newton – the force under which the trolley moves.

It is required to determine a (meter per second squared) – the acceleration of the trolley.

Since the problem statement is not specified, we assume that the force is applied to the trolley along a straight line, in the direction of the trolley movement.

Then, to determine the acceleration, you need to use the following formula:

F = m * a, from here we find that:

a = F / m = 100/500 = 1/5 = 0.2 meters per second squared.

Answer: The trolley is moving at an acceleration of 0.2 meters per second squared.

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