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Each of the three plates has a mass of 10kg. If the coefficients of static and kinetic friction at each surface of contact are us = 0.3 and uk = 0.2 respectively, determine the acceleration of each plate when the three horizontal forces are applied.

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Each of the three plates has a mass of 10kg. If the coefficients of static and kinetic friction at each surface of contact are us = 0.3 and uk = 0.2 respectively, determine the acceleration of each plate when the three horizontal forces are applied.

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#### Solution Summary

The solution explains how the forces would act on the surfaces, plate by plate, according to classical mechanics.

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