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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Einstein on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 1:44pm.

Rachel pulls her 13 kg suitcase at a constant speed by pulling on a handle that makes an angle x with the horizontal. The frictional force on the suitcase is 28 N and Rachel exerts a 44 N force on the handle.

a) What angle does the handle make with the horizontal?

b) What is the normal force exerted on the suitcase?

Thoughts: normal force is equal to the weight minus the y component

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