Problem 70GP

Your groceries are in a bag with paper handles. The handles will tear off if a force greater than 51.5 N is applied to them. What is the greatest mass of groceries that can be lifted safely with this bag, given that the bag is raised (a) with constant speed, or (b) with an acceleration of 1.25 m/s2?

Solution 70GP

Step 1 of 3:

In this question, we need to find the greatest mass of groceries that can be lifted safely by paper bag whose handle is torn off

In part a, when the bag is raised with constant velocity

In part b, when the bag is raised with acceleration of

Data given

Force applied

Part a: