# Homework help regarding forces of friction and their directions

1. Apr 29, 2007

### MechRocket

The Problem

http://img15.imgspot.com/u/07/118/16/friction.JPG [Broken]

What I Think

http://img15.imgspot.com/u/07/118/16/think.JPG [Broken]

The Correct Solution

http://img15.imgspot.com/u/07/118/16/solution.JPG [Broken]

What Is Confusing Me

Shouldn't the force of friction on the slab be pointed to the left? I knew the force of friction on the block is pointed to the left (because friction will oppose movement), so I naturally assumed this force to the left also acts on the slab (the two surfaces are touching after all).

I just cannot see why the friction force on the slab is to the right.

Thanks a lot! :)

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2. Apr 29, 2007