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Homework Help: Question: Force of Friction

  1. Oct 27, 2008 #1
    1. How much frictional force is acting on a 75 kg cart if a push of 220N results in an acceleration of 2.0m/s2?
    (hint: how much force would have been required to accelerate the cart at that rate if there were no friction - the extra force is the amount needed to overcome friction)

    I honestly have no idea how to solve this, im in basic highschool physics and my teacher's teaching styles don't work for me. Can anyone please help???
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  3. Oct 27, 2008 #2
    Have a go at the problem mentioned in the hint. What force do you require to accelerate a 75 kg cart at a rate of 2.0 m/s^2
  4. Oct 27, 2008 #3
    first find the force using mass * acceleration
    then subtract the difference at easy as that.don't be scared because of your teacher.
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