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We have a slope, with mass M, at x degrees. Mass m is on the slope. The slope moves right at constant acceleration [tex]a_0[/tex]. There is no friction between M and m, and no friction between M and ground.

Determine the Normal Force between M and m.

[PLAIN]http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/620/imaginaryforces2.png [Broken]

I'm a bit confused with this because the slope is moving.

I would just think the answer would be N = mgcosx.

But since the slope is moving, I have to take into consideration [tex]a_0[/tex] but I don't know how to.

Can someone please help?

Thanks!

Determine the Normal Force between M and m.

[PLAIN]http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/620/imaginaryforces2.png [Broken]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm a bit confused with this because the slope is moving.

I would just think the answer would be N = mgcosx.

But since the slope is moving, I have to take into consideration [tex]a_0[/tex] but I don't know how to.

Can someone please help?

Thanks!

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