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Luke Skywalker's X-Wing

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Luke Skywalker's X-Wing

After Luke Skywalker got his X-Wing fighter out of the swamp on Dagobah, he wanted to make it fly. The mass of the ship is 5,000 kg. Luke applies (using the force) an upward force of x Newtons. Yoda, who doesn't want Luke to get too confident, applies a downward force which is two-thirds of Luke's force.

Luke's Skywalker X-Wing fighter lifts off to a height of 2 km in 5 seconds. How much force did Luke apply?

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