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Magnitude of Acceleration: Does the Rocket Blast Off?

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A 15,000 kg rocket has an upward thrust of 270,000 N on the launch pad.

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

A

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

B

8.0 $\cfrac{m}{{s}^2}$

C

18 $\cfrac{m}{{s}^2}$

D

28 $\cfrac{m}{{s}^2}$