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A 6.00 kg box is sliding across the horizontal floor of an elevator. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the box and the floor is .360. What is the kinetic frictional force that acts on the box when the elevator is a.)stationary, b.) accelerating upward with an acceleration whose magnitude is 1.20 m/s^2 and c.) accelerating downward with an acceleration whose magnitude is 1.20 m/s ^2.

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The solution is comprised of detailed calculation of the Kinetic frictional force exerting on the box, which is placed inside an elevator under three scenarios: 1) stationary, 2) downward acceleration, and 3) upward acceleration. Supplemented with free body diagrams, it provides a clear guide for the application of Newton's second law.

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