## Fishing Line

A fisherman yanks a fish out of the water with an acceleration of 4.4 m/s2 using a very light fishing line that has a "test" value of 21 N. The fisherman unfortunately loses the fish as the line snaps.

What is the minimum mass of the fish?

What is the minimum mass of the fish?

**1.48 kg**## Discussion

**help!**

*Anonymous 2*(Wed Jan 20 08:33:55 pm 2010 (EST))

how do you do this problem?

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Can anyone help me with this problem? I can't seem to get

the right answer.

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*Anonymous 4*(Thu Jan 21 04:34:25 pm 2010 (EST))

you do the test value = mmin(acceleration + gravity) and

solve for the test value

hope this helps!

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*Anonymous 4*(Thu Jan 21 04:35:09 pm 2010 (EST))

oops i mean solve for the mmin!

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thank you, i had the test value where the mmin should have

been.

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What are the units?

Thanks..

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kg

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do you add -9.8 or positive .. i have one try left!!

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+ 9.8