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To meet a U.S. Postal Service requirement, employees' footwear must have a coefficient of static friction of 0.5 or more on a specified tile surface. A typical athletic shoe has a coefficient of 0.870. In an emergency, what is the minimum time interval in which a person starting from rest can move 3.20 m on a tile surface if she is wearing the following footwear?
(a) footwear meeting the Postal Service minimum
(b) a typical athletic shoe