# Chapter 5 - Force and Motion-I - Problems: 24d

F2 = (-40N) i

#### Work Step by Step

The box is 2kg. We are shown F1 is acting towards the right along the x axis and that it has a magnitude of 20N. In part a, we are told that ax = -10$m/s^2$. Since F = ma then the Force = 2kg * -10 $m/s^2$ = -20N. Since F1 is already 20N, then F2 must be -40N since F1 + F2 = -20N

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