A bowling ball weighs 71.2N. The bowler applies horizontal force of 160N to the ball. What is the magnitude of the horizontal acceleration of the ball?

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A bowling ball weighs 71.2N. The bowler applies horizontal force of 160N to the ball. What is the magnitude of the horizontal acceleration of the ball?

Answer:

The bowling ball weighs 71.2N.
Horizontal force is 160N.
The weight of the ball = Force of ball due to gravitation/Gravitational acceleration
= 61.2/g (where g=9.8m/s^2)
=6.24kg
Force = ma (where m=mass and a=acceleration)
160=6.24xa
a=25.64m/s^2