Newton's 2nd Law/Coefficient of friction

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In the figure a sled being held on an inclined plane by a cord pulling directly up the plane. The sled is to be on the verge of moving up the plane. In the lower figure data is plotted with the magnitude F required of the cord's force on the sled is plotted versus a range of values for the coeffient of static friction μs between sled and plane. F1 = 10.50 N, F2 = 26.25 N, and μ2 = 0.290. At what angle θ is the plane inclined? (deg)
http://nplq1.phyast.pitt.edu/res/sc/gblanpied/courses/usclib/hrw8/hrwpictures/hrw8c6f028.jpg
http://nplq1.phyast.pitt.edu/res/sc/gblanpied/courses/usclib/hrw8/hrwpictures/hrw8c6f034.jpg

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I've tried pretty much everything i can think of on this problem and can't seem to get any answer that makes sense. I tried to set the acceleration equal to zero but i kind of think that in order to find the angle i would need the greatest static friction possible but i dont really know how to do that.
 
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Cannot see the figure as it requires a login ID.
 
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except the angle is not 20 deg but only theta in my picture
 
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Can someone please help? I think i've fixed the link to the pictures and i still need assistance if possible
 
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there is no figure...
 

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