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Homework Help: Tension with horizontal kinetic friction

  1. Feb 20, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Tension with horizontal kinetic friction

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    In Figure, block 1 of mass m1 = 1.8 kg and block 2 of mass m2 = 1.3 kg are connected by a string of negligible mass. Block 2 is pushed by force of magnitude 20 N and angle θ = 39°. The coefficient of kinetic friction between each block and the horizontal surface is 0.22. What is the tension in the string?


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    This is what I end up with but its wrong:


    Solving for T =




    10.7 N
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