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The coefficient of static friction between a block and a horizontal floor is 0.414, while the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.138. The mass of the block is 5.24 kg. A horizontal force is applied to the block and slowly increased. What is the value of the applied horizontal force at the instant that the block starts to slide?

b) What is the net force on the block after it starts to slide?

2. Relevant equations

F=uN

3. The attempt at a solution

a)Okay, so the answer to the first part is 21.3 N.

F = uN where us is .414 and N is mg.

b) I don't get how to find the net force. So the mg and Normal force cancel out, so I calculated the horizontal forces using F=uN. I subtracted the static force from the kinetic force and the answer was wrong. What am I doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Static and Kinetic Friction Forces (Finding Net Force)

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