A 0.5 kg mass is on top of a 1.0 kg mass on a table. The static coefficient of friction between the blocks is 0.35, and the kinetic coefficient of friction between the table and1.0 kg block is 0.20. What's the maximum force that can be applied horizontally to the 1.0 kg block without letting the 0.5 kg block slip?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the acceleration of the small block has to be zero, so the friction between the two blocks cannot exceed 1.715 N.I got the equation for the first blockdown to F-3.675=1.0a but what do I do after that? Does the acceleration of the large block have to be zero as well, because if it does then the answer is 3.675 N.

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# Homework Help: Friction Problem

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