Determining friction in tug of war

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Homework Statement



In a tug-of-war contest on a firm, horizontal sandy beach, Team A cosists of six players with an average mass of 65kg and Team B consists of five players with an average mass of 84kg. Team B, pulling with a force of 3200N dislodges Team A and then applies 2900N just enough to keep Team A moving at a constant speed. Determine Team A's a) static friction b) kinetic friction.

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No idea at all!
 

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tiny-tim
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Hi Ph_Student001! :wink:

Try (a) first … Team B, pulling with a force of 3200N, dislodges Team A …

what equations do you know involving static friction? :smile:
 

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