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

1st problem: If and object has a weight of 100 N and a frictional force of 50 N exerted on it, what is the coefficient of friction?

2nd problem: A Block with a mass of 50 kg, is pulled with a force of 10 N at an angle of 10 degrees to the horizon, if the coefficient of friction is 0.1, what is the frictional force?

2. Relevant equations

F = uN

with F = Frictional force

u = mew, coefficient of friction

N = normal force

Sin and Cos functions

3. The attempt at a solution

1) 50N = u*100N

50N/100N = u = 0.5

The solutions i found for this online says the answer is 0.2, which seems incorrect to me. Is my answer of 0.5 true?

2) F = (0.1) * [(50kg*9.8)-10sin(10)]

F = 48.8

the solution i found online to problem two uses the cos instead of sin function. This does not make any sense to me as the sin is what will give you the upwards force of the rope pulling the block right? Cos would give you the horizontal force which does not affect the normal, is my approach correct?

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# Homework Help: Coefficient of Friction, and frictional force

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