Work done by friction

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Homework Statement



A flight attendant pulls her 60.4 flight bag
a distance of 323 m along a level airport floor
at a constant velocity. The force she exerts is
46.0 N at an angle of 61.3° above the horizon-
tal.
a) Find the work she does on the flight bag.
Answer in units of J.
b) Find the work done by the force of friction
on the flight bag. Answer in units of J.
c) Find the coefficient of kinetic friction be-
tween the flight bag and the floor.


Homework Equations


force of friction = normal force X coeffiecent of kinetic friction


The Attempt at a Solution



I have found that the work she does on the flight bag is 7135.16 J and the work done by the force of friction is -7135.16 J.
I can't seem to comprehend how to solve for the coefficient. If you can lend a hand in the right direction, I would appreciate it very much!
 

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force of friction = normal force X coeffiecent of kinetic friction
That's what you need. Figure out the friction force (you must have figured that one out already) and the normal force.
 

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