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A canoe of mass 70 kg with a paddler of mass 55 kg are in a river. If the river's current exerts a force of 15 N [E] while the paddler is paddling with an average force of 22 N [N38degreesW], find the acceleration of the canoe and paddler. Use both a component and trigonometric method

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  1. Add the two forces as vectors, and then use
    Fnet = M a
    to solve for the vector a.

    Fnet (the vector sum of the two forces) and a will be in the same direction.

    In this case, M = 70 + 55 = 125 kg

    I assume you know how to do vector addition by adding components.

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  2. stop googling answers

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