Hi, this my first time asking a question, so here it goes:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A 255 kg piano slides 4.6 m down a 30° incline and is kept from accelerating by a man who is pushing back on it parallel to the incline (Fig. 6-35). The effective coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.40.

(a) Calculate the force exerted by the man.

So far, I have this answer, by subtracting the Fparallel(mg*sin(30)) by Ffriction(mu*mg*cos(30)). [383.8 N]

(b) Calculate the work done by the man on the piano.

Got this answer, too, by multiplying the answer above by 4.6m. [-1764.6 J]

It's the next parts I got wrong.

(c) Calculate the work done by the friction force.

I figured Ffriction = mu * m * g * cos(30) = 865.7 * d = 3982.12 J, but that doesn't make sense. [?J]

(d) What is the work done by the force of gravity?

9.8 m/s^2 * 255g * 4.6m = 11495.4, it's incorrect [?J]

(e) What is the net work done on the piano?

This one I had no idea how to do altogether. J

Please help me out, thank you in advance!

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# Homework Help: Man pushing piano

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