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## Homework Statement

To move a large crate across a rough floor, you push on it with a force at an angle of 21 degrees, find the acceleration of the crate if the applied force is 400 , the mass of the crate is 32 and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.43.

A = ?

Force = 400N

Theta = 21 Degrees

Mass = 32Kg

Kin fricion coefficient = .43

## Homework Equations

Force of Kinetic Friction = Kinetic Friction Coefficient x Normal Force

and probably some random 2 dimension kinematics equation to solve for acceleration...

## The Attempt at a Solution

I basically know that if you are pushing down on the box at an angle of 21 degrees than you are basically adding to the weight of hte box and therefore increasing the normal force acting on the box so I did cos21 * 400 + 32kg*9.81 to get the normal force and we already have the static fricion coefficient so then I just multiplied those together to get the kinetic friction force which is wrong so I'm not sure what mistake I'm making here. If you guys could help me out that would be great my teacher is awful and I need to learn this.