Newton's Laws - Mission NL7 Detailed Help

 An object has an acceleration of 12.8 m/s/s. If the net force experienced by the object is increased (or decreased) by a factor of 2.5 and if the mass of the object is increased by a factor of 3.3, then the new acceleration would be ... (Note: Numbers are randomized numbers and likely different from the numbers listed here.)
 Newton's Second Law The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
 The relationship between net force (Fnet), mass (m) and acceleration (a) is expressed by the equation   a = Fnet/ m
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 To be successful on this question, you will have to think about the meaning of the statement: the acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force that it experiences and inversely proportional to its mass. Whatever change is made in the net force, the same change will be made to the acceleration. So if the net force is increased by a factor of 2, the acceleration will be increased by a factor of 2 (that is, multiplied by 2). And whatever change is made in the object's mass, the oppositechange will be made to the acceleration. So if the object mass is increased by a factor of 3, the acceleration will be decreased by a factor of 3 (that is, divided by 3). Thus two changes will have to be made to the original acceleration value - it will have to be multiplied or divided by two different factors. Take your time and think it through - that's what Minds On is all about.