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    In the figure (see attachment) the coefficient of static friction between mass m1 and the table is 0.35, whereas the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.25.
    a) What minimum value of m1 will keep the system from starting to move? m1 = ?kg
    b) What value of m1 will keep the system moving at constant speed? m1 = ?kg

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