How could the block A move to the left corner?

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See question number 5.

Homework Equations


F=m*a
W=F*s
Uniform acceleration motion equations

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Actually,I am having some difficult understanding the problem.
See the F.B.D of the system,
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see the friction is acting on the block in the forward direction.So how could it move to the left corner of the block?
 

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could it move to the left corner of the block?
Simple - they both move to the right but B moves faster.
 
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Block B moves further in the right direction.
 
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Block B moves further in the right direction.
Which it does by moving faster.
 
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Which it does by moving faster.
Obviously I did not see your reply before I sent mine since there was less than a minute in between.
 
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Obviously I did not see your reply before I sent mine since there was less than a minute in between.
Ok... your use of italics fooled me into assuming it was a correction to my response. Apologies.
 

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