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The figure shows three boards clamped together. The center board weighs 93.5 N, and the coefficient of static friction between the boards is 0.490. What is the minimum magnitude of the horizontal compression forces (in N) acting on either side of the center board so it does not slip?

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The figure shows three boards clamped together. The center board weighs 93.5 N, and the coefficient of static friction between the boards is 0.490. What is the minimum magnitude of the horizontal compression forces (in N) acting on either side of the center board so it does not slip?

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The figure shows the force acting on the three boards clamped together.

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Step 2

Write the expression for static frictional force.

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Since the board in equilibrium position...

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