# An empty truck has a mass of 2000 kg. Its maximum acceleration is 1 m/s2 when empty. Calculate its maximum acceleration...?

An empty truck has a mass of 2000 kg. Its maximum acceleration is 1 m/s2 when empty. Calculate its maximum acceleration when it is carrying a 1000 kg load.

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- billrussell42Lv 71 month agoFavourite answer
when empty, force = F = ma = 2000•1 = 2000 N

assuming that is fixed,

a = F/m = 2000 / (2000+1000) = 2/3 m/s²

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