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

A Rocket Sled weighing 20000N is gliding at 24 m/s (North) on ice where friction is negligible. Suddenly it passes over a rough patch 22m long, which creates a friction force of 6000N (south). With what velocity does the sled leave the rough patch?

2. Relevant equations

Vi=Vf+ad

Vf(squared)=Vi(squared)+2ad

Fnet=Ff+Fa

Fnet= Ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I figured that the Vi of the sled when it hits the patch is 24 m/s since there is no acceleration. When it hits the patch, there are two forces on the object; one with -6000N and the other which is the original force applied. The sum of these constitutes the net force. The net force is also equal to the Mass of the object x Acceleration. The mass is 20000/9.81 which equals roughly 2038.7KG.

If I find acceleration, I would easily find the Vf of the object leaving the rough patch. The problem is, I have no idea how to find the forward force of the rocket sled, so I am left with 2 variables in 1 equation and I am stuck.

Can someone please tell me the way to solve this? Thank you.

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