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Acceleration and friction force

  1. Nov 4, 2006 #1
    if i were to push a carton, and the friction force was 200 newtons..
    how much force would i have to exert so the box is accelerating at 2m/s/s?
    i don't know how to calculate it because the mass of the carton is not given..anysuggestions?
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  3. Nov 4, 2006 #2


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    Perhaps they want an algebraic answer. I would call the mass x and derive a formula.
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