1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two magnetic blocks are connected with a magnetic force of 200N on an icy surface(frictionless). If a force of 300N pulls one of the blocks (say the left block leftwards), would the blocks separate? Why or why not? 2. Relevant equations None 3. The attempt at a solution I am really unsure about this one; I would lean towards that the blocks do separate as the 300N of force that needs to be transmitted is greater than the 200N of force that mediates the magnetic force.