(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A woman pulls on her suitcase with a force of 105N at an angle of 38 degrees above the horizontal. The coefficients of static and kinetic friction between and suitcase and the floor are 0.273 and 0.117. The mass of the suitcase is 36 kg. what is the magnitude of the normal force acting on the suitcase due to the floor?

2. Relevant equations

normal force - weight + vertical component =0

3. The attempt at a solution

N - mg +105 sin 38=0

N=36kg*9.8m/s/s - 105 sin 38 = 288N

So I have figured out the magnitude of the normal force, but I don't know if the suitcase will slide. How do I figure that out?

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# Homework Help: Magnitude of normal force question

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