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Determine Shortest Stopping Distance of the Crate

SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram showing parameters.

A crate rests on a truck which is traveling at speed V= 26 m/sec down a hill inclined at angle b= 8 degrees. The coefficient of friction between crate and truckbed is f= .50.

Find the shortest stopping distance such that the crate does not slide forward.


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Step 1.
On the diagram of the crate shown on ATTACHMENT #1, show arrows for all forces existing on the crate as the truck slows down. Then see ATTACHMENT #2 for a diagram showing the existing forces ...

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