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An 81-kg baseball player slides into second base. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the player and the ground is 0.49. (a) What is the magnitude of the frictional force? (b) If the player comes to rest after 1.6 s, what was his initial velocity?

2. Relevant equations

F = ma, V_{o}= V_{f}- at

3. The attempt at a solution

I already got 389 N for (a), now I'm just stuck on (b). Since I have his mass, V_{f}, and time, all I need is his acceleration to find V_{o}. I think I have to use F = ma, but I have no idea how to find the horizontal F_{NET}. F_{f}is 389 N, but since I don't have his forward force, I don't know where to go from here. Thanks for the help!

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# Homework Help: Kinetic Friction and Velocity

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