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A flea jumps by exerting a force of $1.20 \times 10^{-5} \textrm{ N}$ straight down on the ground. A breeze blowing on the flea parallel to the ground exerts a force of $0.500 \times 10^{-6}\textrm{ N}$ on the flea. Find the direction and magnitude of the acceleration of the flea if its mass is $6.00 \times 10^{-7}\textrm{ kg}$. Do not neglect the gravitational force.
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$6.14 \times 10^{-6}\textrm{ N, } 85.3^\circ$ above direction of the wind.
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