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Newton's Law of Motion - pulling a wagon

A child pulls a wagon with a force of 37 N by a handle making an angle of 30 degrees with the horizontal. If the wagon has a mass of 4.5 kg, to the nearest hundredth of a m/s2 what is the acceleration of the wagon?

To the nearest newton what would be the minimum force applied at that angle which would lift the wagon off the ground?

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Since the force is applied at 30 degrees to the horizontal, we have to resolve the force in to two components. Please see the figure for this..

(when you resolve, remember, the component ...

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