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    SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram with parameters.

    Block B whose weight B= 22 nt, is placed on top of Block A whose weight is A= 44 nt.

    The coefficient of friction for all surfaces is f= .20. A horizontal force P is applied to A to slide both objects across the horizontal table.
    Find the maximum force P such that block B does not slide relative to Block A.

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    See attachment #2.

    Step 1.
    On the diagram shown in ATTACHMENT #1 show all existing forces as arrows. Then see ATTACHMENT #2 to check your work.

    Step 2.
    Applying 'net force = m a' to only Block A, with forces shown on ATTACHMENT #2, and ...

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