(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 45-kg crate is placed on an inclined ramp. When the angle the ramp makes with the horizontal is increased to 24 degrees , the crate begins to slide downward. What is the coefficient of static friction between the crate and the ramp?

2. Relevant equations

[itex]\Sigma[/itex]F=ma

fs=[itex]\mu[/itex]sN

3. The attempt at a solution

I started by drawing a free body diagram. My weight came out to be -441 N. I have the angle of my weight at 24 degrees. The normal force at mgcos24, for which I got 187N. mgsin24 came out to be 399N which is also the static friction force. Then I just substituted into the static friction equation and my coefficient of static friction came out to be 2.13. I entered this into the homework problem which we do online and it is wrong. Did I miss a step? What did I do wrong?

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# Homework Help: Can someone help me with this static friction problem?

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