(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A block of mass 4.0 kg is put on top of a block of mass M = 6.0 kg. To cause the top block to slip on the bottom one, while the bottom one is held fixed, a horizontal force of at least 19 N must be applied to the top block. The assembly of blocks is now placed on a horizontal, frictionless table.

(a) Find the magnitude of the maximum horizontal force F that can be applied to the lower block so that the blocks will move together.

1 N

(b) Find the magnitude of the resulting acceleration of the blocks.

2 m/s2

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm really not sure how I would go about solving this. What I did was this:

19N - mu*4*9.8 = 0

To try and find the coefficient of friction between the two blocks but I'm not sure if that's right and even if it is, how I would go about finding the rest of the solution to the problem. Please help!

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# Homework Help: Friction and magnitude between two blocks

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