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A 16-kg sled is being pulled along the horizontal snow-covered

ground by a horizontal force of 24 N. Starting from rest, the sled attains

a speed of 2.0 m/s in 8.0 m. Find the coefficient of kinetic friction

between the runners of the sled and the snow.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I have found the acceleration of the sled by using the v^2 = v_{0}+2ax. So, 2^2 = 2(a)(8), which gives me 0.25 m/s^2. I also calculated the normal force. Since it is a horizontal plane, it would be (9.81)(16) = 156.96 N.

Not to sure how to get the μF_{k}from here.

Thank you for your time

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# Homework Help: A sled is being pulled accross horizontal, snow covered ground

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