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## Homework Statement

A 10 N force is horizontally applied to a cart from the left. The cart moves to the right with a constant velocity. What is the magnitude and direction of the frictional force? (In terms of mass)

## Homework Equations

F

_{net}=ma

f

_{k}=u

_{k}N

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know Newton's second law shouldn't apply since the acceleration equals zero so there is no net force. But I'm confused as to how I can get all the forces to cancel out if the applied force needs to be greater than the frictional force in order for the cart to move. So the frictional force can't be 10 N. Is there a force I'm missing or is there something wrong with my reasoning?