Question
Two water-skiers, with masses of 48 kg and 61 kg, are preparing to be towed behind the same boat. When the boat accelerates, the rope the skiers hold onto accelerates with it and exerts a net force of 290 N on the skiers. At what rate will the skiers accelerate?
1. $10.8 \textrm{ m/s}^2$
2. $2.7 \textrm{ m/s}^2$
3. $6.0\textrm{ m/s}^2$ and $4.8 \textrm{ m/s}^2$
4. $5.3 \textrm{ m/s}^2$