If two quantities are inversely related to each other (mass and acceleration), does that mean that they do not depend on each other, i.e. changing mass does not have any effect on acceleration?
My confusion stems from this explanation to a practice problem about the mass and acceleration of a block on a surface where the only force acting on the block is force friction:
"The acceleration of the block does not depend on its mass. The net force on the block directly depends on its mass, but the acceleration is proportional to the force and inversely proportional to the mass, so the acceleration does not depend on the mass"