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Answered 2012-10-04 14:48:08

The acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the force being applied on it. The equation that relates these two variables is:

F = ma

which is basically Newton's Second Law of Motion.

If the force on a given object triples, its acceleration will then become (3F/m). It is then evident that the acceleration increases by a factor of three, so to answer your original question:


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