Circular motion of a bus

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A bus passenger has her laptop sitting on the flat seat beside her as the bus, travelling at 10.0 m/s, goes around a turn with a radius of 25.0 m. what minimum coefficient of static friction in necessary to keep the laptop from sliding?
 

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Please show some work before we try to help you.
 
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i am trying to get the steps on how to do this question. i can not think of a way to start this question.
 
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Can you draw a FBD? If you can proceed. If not, I suggest you study that thoroughly before you attempt these questions

I will give you the necessary equations:

Centripetal Force [tex]F_{c} = \frac{mv^2}{r}[/tex]

Frictional Force [tex]f = \mu_s N[/tex], where N is the normal force.
 
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thanks ill try my best to finish it off
i was sick fro a couple of weeks
so i missed classes and now im trying to study for the assignments and the tests i missed
 
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Ah! ok. Do ask if you have issues learning anything. We can help. And when you do solve this question, follow up on this post and show what you have done.
 

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