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Magnitude of Acceleration: Does the Rocket Blast Off?

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The engines of a $15{,}000 \text{ kg}$ rocket produce an upward thrust of $270{,}000\text{ N}$ on the launch pad.

What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the rocket (if any)?

A

$0.0 \text{ m/s}^2$ (there is not enough thrust for the rocket to rise)

B

$8.0 \text{ m/s}^2$

C

$18 \text{ m/s}^2$

D

$28 \text{ m/s}^2$