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## Homework Statement

A slab of mass m1 = 18 kg rests on a frictionless floor, and a block of mass m2 = 12 kg rests on top of the slab. Between block and slab, the coefficient of static friction is 0.30, and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.20. A horizontal force ,F of magnitude 58 N begins to pull directly on the block. What are the accelerations of (a) the block and (b) the slab?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Attempts for (a)

m1*a= F - fk

Solved for a.

I got it right.

Attempts for (b)

It's sliding (F > Fs) and there is no friction between floor and the slab.

I assumed the fk is pulling the slab. I put it in this way :

m2*a = fk.

Solved for a. But my answer is wrong.

fk = magnitude of kinetic friction between block and slab.

I would guess the equation for my (b) or my assumption is wrong.