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## Homework Statement

At the instant shown the 100-lb block A is moving down the plane at 5 ft/s while being attached to the 50-lb block B. If the coefficient of friction is µk = 0.2, determine the acceleration of A and the distance A slides before it stops. Neglect the mass of the pulleys and cables.

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The picture was taken with my phone, so the triangle under A is kinda hard to see. Its hypoteneuse is 5, the vertical leg is 3, and the horizontal leg is 4.

## Homework Equations

F = ma

m = W/g (slug)

F(friction) = µ*N

V[tex]^{2}[/tex] = V[tex]^{2}_{0}[/tex] + 2ad

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried finding the frictional force of block A first, which I calculated to be 16-lb. I then found the tension force in the rope at A, which I calculated to be 12.5-lb. I then took those two values and added them together, and got an acceleration value of 9.12ft/s^2. And I found the distance the block slides to be 1.37 feet.

The answers are supposed to be 1.29ft/s^2, and 9.70 feet. I don't know where I went wrong, any help would be appreciated :) Thanks.

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