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10 kg cart and a 5 kg cart are placed on identical surfaces. The 10 kg cart experiences a net force of 12 N to the left, while the 5 kg cart experiences a net force of 8 N to the left. Compare and contrast the motion of the two carts.

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Brian

F=ma For the first (10kg) cart, 12=10a a=6/5 m/s^2 to the left For the second (5kg) cart, 8=5a a=8/5 m/s^2 to the left Therefore, the lighter (5kg) cart experiences a greater acceleration.

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