## Tension problem :/

Here's the problem: A sledge loaded with bricks has a total mass of 18.0 kg and is pulled at constant speed by a rope inclined at 20.0(degrees) above the horizontal. The sledge moves a distance of 20.0m on a horizontal suface. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the sledge and surface is 0.500. (a) What is the tension of the rope?

I don't know how to even start this problem, or how to find out what the tension is. Can anybody help me?
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 Blog Entries: 27 Recognitions: Gold Member Homework Help Science Advisor hi mrrocketknigh! welcome to pf! if the speed is constant, then the acceleration is zero, so Ftotal = ma tells us that Ftotal = 0 so draw all the forces on the sledge, and get them to add to zero … what do you get?
 What do you mean by "draw all the forces on the sledge and get them to add to zero"? I'm lost.

## Tension problem :/

Wait... is it 0??? I tried doing it myself this whole time, but to no avial...

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