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But I will give you a hint. For problem 1, the friction force acting on the fridge is equal and opposite to the component of the weight force acting down the ramp. Use trigonometry to find this component and then use the formula for friction force to solve for the coefficient of static friction. In summary, for problem 1, the coefficient of static friction can be found by setting up a force equation using the weight force and the friction force. Use trigonometry to find the component of the weight force acting down the ramp and then solve for the coefficient of static friction using the formula for friction force.
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PROBLEM 1

A 91 kg refrigerator is placed on a ramp. The refrigerator begins to slide when the ramp is raised to an angle of 34 degrees. What is the coefficient of static friction?


PROBLEM 2
A student moves a box of books down the hall by pulling on a rope attached to the box. The student pulls with a force of 185N at an angle of 25 degrees above the horizontal. The box has a mass of 35.0 kg, and coefficient between the box and the floor is 0.27. Find the acceleration of the box.

I NEED GUIDANCE ON HOW TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS
PLEASE INCLUDES STEPS SO THAT I CAN SEE EXACTLY HOW THE ANSWER WAS FOUND.

THANX
 
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Well if we concentrate on problem 1:

First of all draw a force diagram acting on the fridge.
resolve the forces perpendicular and parallel to the fridge's motion.
set up a force equation using f=ma.
 
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I don't think this forum hands out answers.
 

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