## College Physics (4th Edition)

The maximum possible acceleration of the truck is $1.8~m/s^2$
The tension force $F_T$ in the rope can accelerate the car forward. We can find the maximum possible acceleration of the car: $ma = F_T$ $a = \frac{F_T}{m}$ $a = \frac{2500~N}{1400~kg}$ $a = 1.8~m/s^2$ Since the car and truck are tied together, the maximum possible acceleration of the truck is $1.8~m/s^2$