Question
A $5.00 \times 10^5 \textrm{ kg}$ rocket is accelerating straight up. Its engines produce $1.250 \times 10^7 \textrm{ N}$ of thrust, and air resistance is $4.50 \times 10^6 \textrm{ N}$. What is the rocket’s acceleration? Explicitly show how you follow the steps in the Problem-Solving Strategy for Newton’s laws of motion.

$6.20 \textrm{ m/s}^2$

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