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    Newton's second law of motion: Magnitude and direction of the boat's acceleration?

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    A boat has a mass of 6800 kg. Its engine generates a drive force of 4100 N, due west, while the wind exerts a force of 800 N, due east, and the water exerts a resistive force of 1200 N due east. What is the magnitude and direction of the boat's acceleration?

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