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Horizontal Force - Friction Problem

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1
    http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8411/physicsks7.jpg [Broken]

    http://www.glpics.com/cristianb/Pics/penguin%20physics.JPG [Broken]

    How would I go about solving this problem?
    Do you just ignore the sled and snow friction?
    Any help would be great.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2006 #2
    You can't ignore the sled and snow friction. Please that note that the force you exert of the sled + penguin is not the force experience by the penguin, since part of the force is " filtered" off by friction between the snow and sled.

    This should be enough to send you in the right direction :)

    Off Topic : Cute Penguin you have BTW
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