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Homework Help: Constant Velocity and Crates

  1. Jan 29, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 15 kg crate rests on the floor. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the crate and the floor is 0.28. How much horizontal force is needed to slide the crate across the floor at a constant speed?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    [itex]Mmg=.28*15 kg*9.8[/itex]

    41.16 N
    For a final rounded answer of 41.2 N.

    This answer seems plausible to me, would someone please confirm?

    Thanks! :smile:
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
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  3. Jan 29, 2014 #2


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    Looks right to me.
  4. Jan 29, 2014 #3
    Thank you!
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