Asked Oct 10, 2019

  Suppose you have a 150-kg wooden crate resting on a wood floor. The coefficients of static and kinetic friction here are μs=0.5 and μk=0.3.

m = 150 kg

What maximum force, in newtons, can you exert horizontally on the crate without moving it?


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Step 1

the force on the wooden crate so as it is not moving is 


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F mg

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substitute the given quantities in the above ...


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F 0.5 (150kg) (9.8m/s") - 735 N


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