# Homework Help: Physics problem: block sliding down.

1. Sep 21, 2004

### lmf22

A block lies on a smooth plane tilted at an angel 25.5 degrees to the horizontal with coefficient of kinetic friction = 0.17.
What is the acceleration of the block as it slides down?

2. Sep 21, 2004

### Pyrrhus

Do Free Body Diagram, or show where you're having difficulty.

3. Sep 22, 2004

### airkapp

How do you make a freebody diagram online??

4. Sep 22, 2004

### maverick280857

Just make a rough picture of YOUR freebody diagram in paint (MS) and send it over. Additionally mention your reasoning and solution. You seem to be having trouble resolving forces. So for a start, forget about friction and draw all the forces on a block that is resting on an inclined plane on a piece of paper. Then draw a diagram representing the force of friction on the block as it moves down the incline.

5. Sep 22, 2004

### stunner5000pt

try and solve SOMETHING man we aren't here to do your homework for you

6. Sep 22, 2004

### maverick280857

Ha...exactly. He's probably trying to draw it on the computer (drawing on paper is easier anytime).