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Froce & friction help

  1. Nov 18, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 50N force is applied to a 10kg object in the horizontal direction across a surface where Ms=.6. What is the acceleration of the object?
    All answers below are in terms of acceleration so no units are provided.

    A)0
    B)-1.0
    c)11
    d)8


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I found out the frictional force and it was 58.8N, thereforce I think the acceleration would be 0 since the frictional force is greater than the applied force. Am I correct?
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2007 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    Yes, good observation, your answer is correct, however, your reasoning is not quite correct.. can you correct your statement?
     
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