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A cabinet is pushed up a ramp at angle of 10 degrees. The cabinet weighs 100 kg. The friction coefficient is 0.30. What is the minimum applied force required to push the cabinet up the ramp? Calculate the time it takes to push the object up the ramp. The ramp is 15 meters long and elevated to 2.6 meters.

2. Relevant equations

See diagram. http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=The_Ramp

All I know how to do is calculate Fdown which is Fdown = Fg(sin10) which is 170 N. Would I add 170 to 0.30 to find the applied force?

3. The attempt at a solution

See above.

Your help is much appreciated. :)

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# Homework Help: What is the applied force required to push an object up a ramp?

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