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fontseeker

## Homework Statement

A block of mass 0.5Kg rests on the inclined surface of a wedge of mass 2kg. The wedge is acted on by a horizontal force that slides on a frictionless surface. If the coefficient of static friction between the wedge and the block is 0.8 and the angle is 35 degrees, find the maximum and minimum values of F for which the block does not slip.

## Homework Equations

F = ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't fully understand how to apply the acceleration of the wedge to the block. I know both objects are traveling with the same acceleration, but then wouldn't that mean that the block is moving with an acceleration down the ramp?