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1. A 384-kg crate hangs from the end of a 11.2 m long rope. You pull horizontally with a varying force to move it a distance d = 5.4 m to the right. a.) What is the magnitude of the applied force F when the crate is at rest in its final position? b.) What is the work done by the weight of the crate?

c.) What is the work you do on the crate?

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I'm stuck on part a. This is what I did: I found the angle at the top of the rope to by 28.8 deg from sin theta = 5.4/11.2. From there i used the equation 1/2mv^2=g(11.2-11.2cos28.8). I got the acceleration to be 5.07 m/s^2. Then, I plugged this into the equation F=ma, getting 200.4 N. But, this is not correct. Am I approaching this problem wrong, should I be using a different equation? Please let me know, as I am completely stuck! Thanks!

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