1. A woman is towing a 20.0 kg suitcase at a constant speed by pulling on a strap that is at angle Z above the horizontal. She pulls on the strap with a 35.0 newton force, and the friction force on the suitcase is 20.0 newtons. What normal force does the ground exert on the suitcase?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have found that the angle is 55.2 degrees, and I know that the answer to the question is 167 newtons. I just don't know how to get there...

2. An object with mass m1 = 5.00 kg rests on a frictionless horizontal table and is connected to a cable that passes over a pulley and is then fastened to a hanging object with mass m2 = 10.0 kg. Find the acceleration of each object and the tension in the cable.

3. m1 = 10 kg and m2 = 4.0 kg. The coefficient of static friction between m1 and the horizontal surface is 0.50, and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.30.

(a) If the system is released from rest, what will its acceleration be?

(b) If the system is set in motion with m2 moving downward, what will be the acceleration of the system?

4. A box of books weighing 300 N is shoved across the floor of an apartment by a force of 400N exerted downward at an angle of 35.2 degrees below the horizontal. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between box and floor is 0.570, how long does it take to move the box 4.00 m, starting from rest?

5. A car is traveling at 50.o km/hr on a flat highway.

(a) If the coefficient of friction between road and tires on a rainy day is 0.100, what is the minimum distance in which the car will stop?

(b) What ist he stopping distance when the surface is dry and the coefficient of friction is 0.600?

Thanks so much for any help. I'm not looking for answers, just how to get started and where to go...

Thanks again.

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