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Help With Forces

  1. Nov 15, 2006 #1
    Ok the problem is:
    A 27-N force pushes a 6.5-kg block against a 3.2-kg block. If the blocks are sliding on a horizontal, frictionless surface, determine the force that the 3.2-kg block exerts on the 6.5-kg block.

    I'm thinking that the 3.2 block's acceleration equals 0, and so the force would have to equal zero. Does this mean the 3.2 block exerts no force on the 6.5 block?
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  3. Nov 15, 2006 #2


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    I think you are misreading the problem. The force of 27N pushes BOTH blocks along the table. The blocks are in contact with each other as they slide. Please try it again and report your results.
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