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The drawing shows a large cube (mass=42 kg) being accelerated across a horizontal table by a horizontal force P. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the table and large cube is 0.24. A small cube (mass= 5.0 kg) is in contact with the front surface of the large cube and will slide downward unless P is sufficiently large. The coefficient of static friction between the cubes is .71. What is the smallest magnitude that P can have in order to keep the small cube from sliding down?