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**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

A 2.5 kg block is initially at rest on a horizontal surface. A horizontal force F of magnitude 6.0 N and a vertical force P are then applied to the block (the vertical force is upwards). The coefficients of friction for the block and surface are Ms = 0.40 and Mk = 0.25. Determine th emagnitude of the frictional force acting on the block if the magnitude of P is a) 8.0 N, b) 10 N, and c) 12 N

**2. Relevant equations**

fs = Mk * Fn

Fnet = ma

Fg - Fn - P = 0

**3. The attempt at a solution**

I tried using the third equation to get Fn and plug this value into the first equation to get force of friction. I didn't get the right answer... for P = 8.0 N the answer should be 6.0 N. How?