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    Calculating Static Friction

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    A box of mass 80 kg is lying on a horizontal floor. The coefficient of static friction between the box and the floor is 0.6. Calculate the minimum force F required to pull it. Take g as 9.8 m.s^2. Refer the diagram. State minimum F in Newton.

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    The weight of the box is = mg
    = 80 x 9.8
    = 786 ...

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    This solution provides step-by-step calculations for minimum force.