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Homework Help: What is the acceleration?

  1. Nov 23, 2009 #1
    A ship is launched into the water down a ramp making an angle of 8 degrees with the horizontal. The Coefficient of kinetic friction between the boat and the ramp is Mk = 0.06. What is the acceleration?
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  3. Nov 23, 2009 #2


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    What have you tried?
  4. Nov 23, 2009 #3
    I'm not sure which formula to use.
    There's f=mg sin0=MsN
    N=mg cos0
    Fx=max=Fgx +f
    max= mg sin0 - Mmg cos0
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