Here's the problem: A sledge loaded with bricks has a total mass of 18.0 kg and is pulled at constant speed by a rope inclined at 20.0(degrees) above the horizontal. The sledge moves a distance of 20.0m on a horizontal suface. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the sledge and surface is 0.500. (a) What is the tension of the rope? I don't know how to even start this problem, or how to find out what the tension is. Can anybody help me? 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution
welcome to pf! hi mrrocketknigh! welcome to pf! if the speed is constant, then the acceleration is zero, so F_{total} = ma tells us that F_{total} = 0 so draw all the forces on the sledge, and get them to add to zero … what do you get?