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Homework Help: Friction sled slope easy question!

  1. Oct 27, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The question is: An empty sled of mass 25 kg slides down a hill with constant speed of 2.4 m/s. The slope of the hill is inclined at an angle of 15 degrees

    How come the normal force of the sled is NOT 250 N?

    2. Relevant equations
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  3. Oct 27, 2012 #2


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    Assuming here g= 10 N/kg, the weight is 250N.

    However since the mass is moving down an incline at 15 degrees, the normal force will be a component of the weight i.e. a fraction of the weight.
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