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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Suppose that the coefficient of friction between your feet and the floor, while wearing socks, is 0.250. Knowing this, you decide to get a running start and then slide across the floor.

If your speed is 3.00 m/s when you start to slide, what distance d will you slide before stopping?

3. The attempt at a solution

We are given that coefficient of friction is .250

f = .250(n)

I really don't know to go from here.

We are given speed so, let me permit my brain to flow with the numbers :D

K= .5mv^2 may apply

.250mg = .5m(.250)^2

.250(9.8)m = .5m(.250)^2

2.45m = .003125m................and it ends there..so I just went the wrong way.

Solution is 1.84m, but I want to learn how to do this problem.

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# Homework Help: Sliding in Socks

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