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1. A 400-N block is dragged along a horizontal surface by an applied force F as shown. The coefficient of kinetic friction is uk = 0.4 and the block moves at constant velocity. The magnitude of F is:

attempted solution:

Since the block moves with constant velocity: [tex]\sum F = 0[/tex]

Since

[tex]\sum F = ma[/tex]

[tex]F_y - mg = ma = 0 [/tex]

[tex]F_x - u_kmg = ma = 0 [/tex]

The correct answer is 150 N, but obviously the components above are far greater because mg = 400 N. I must be missing something conceptually simple... Please help.

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