A block is hanging from the ceiling by a single wire. When a horizontal force of 12 N is applies on the block, the wire makes an angle of 20 degrees with the vertical. What is the mass of the block?
a. 0.44 kg
b. 1.2 kg
c. 1.3 kg
d. 3.4 kg
e. 3.6 kg
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To answer this question, consider the force when the block is hanging downward without the 12N of force applied to it. In this case, the total force is F = mg (mass * gravitational acceleration). Now that we have a ...
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