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## Homework Statement

A block sitting on a flat surface has a us of 0.5. The normal force acting on the block is 10N. If someone pushes the block with a horizontal force of 2N. What is the static friction force acting on the object?

## Homework Equations

F=ma

fs=usR (less than or equal to)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I said that since the coefficient of static friction is 0.5, therefore if we multiply it by 10N then we will get 5N, and that is force of static friction. However the answer is incorrect and the correct answer is 2N. Why is that? Isn't 2N the applied force?