posted by mary on .
after the infant's push, but before the box came to a stop, the box accelerated at a rate of 2 m/s^2. what was the coefficient of kinetic friction between the box and the floor during its motion?
Is that an accleration rate or a deceleration rate? Is the ground level?
If level and decelerating, then
a = F/M = muk*M*g/M = muk*g
muk = a/g = 0.2 is the coefficient of kinetic friction