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A box is given a push so that it slides across the floor. How far will it go, given the coefficient of kinetic friction is .21 and the push imparts an inital speed of 4.2 m/s?
Frictional force opposing movement
initial velocity, v0 = 4.2 m/s
final velocity v1=0
v²-v0⊃ = 2aS
S=distance moved before box stops.
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