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- Homework Statement
- A box with a mass of 20 kg is put on a vertical table that is is free from friction. On top of that box is another box with the mass of 2 kg. The friction number between the boxes are 0,35. The big box that lays on the table has a spring attached to it, that has the "spring-constant"=400N/m. The spring is attached to the wall on the other end.

Determine max amplitude that can be obtained without the small box falling off.

- Relevant Equations
- Ff=Fr

Hello, do someone have time to help me out with an assignment?

In the answer sheet they say:

What I do not understand is why m is withdrawn from both sides, since I don't see that those represent the same mass. When I did the assignment I thought m at the left side would be the mass of the small box, and m at the right side would be the mass of the big box. That was why I did not cancel m out, which was why I got the wrong answer.

**My question**In the answer sheet they say:

What I do not understand is why m is withdrawn from both sides, since I don't see that those represent the same mass. When I did the assignment I thought m at the left side would be the mass of the small box, and m at the right side would be the mass of the big box. That was why I did not cancel m out, which was why I got the wrong answer.