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A 10 kg suitcase is placed on a flat ramp inclined at 37 deg. When released from rest, the suitcase accelerates down the ramp at .15 m/s^2. What is the coefficient of the kinetic friction between the suitcase and the ramp?

Now, from this I got Fnet=m*a=1.5 N in the x direction.

Fnet=Fx-kinetic friction=mg(sin theta)-mg(cos theta)(mu k)

solving for mu k:

mu k=mg(sin theta)-Fnet)/mg(cos theta)

Doing all the math gets me something like .46, but the back of the book disagrees. What am I doing wrong?