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A block of mass 4 kilograms, which has an initial speed of 6 meters per second at time t=0, slides on a horizontal surface.

(a) Calculate the work W that must be done on the block to bring it to rest.

For this problem, I used the formula W= 1/2mvf ^2â€“ 1/2mvi ^2.

I solved for Work, and got an answer of -72J. I'm not sure if a negative answer is even possible for work.

If the constant friction force of magnitude 8 newtons is exerted n the block by the surface, determine the following.

(b) The speed v of the block as a function of the time t.

To calculate the speed of the block, I used the formula V=vo + aÎ”t

I used 6m/s as the initial velocity. 2m/s^s as my acceleration, and left t as my variable.

(c) The distance x that the block slides as it comes to rest.

For this part, I'm really not sure. I don't know which equation to use to solve for the distance x. How is the frictional force involved in this problem at all?

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