Posted by **blake** on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 9:52pm.

how much force is required to keep an overgrown 50 kg ferret moving at a constant velocity across a .33 cos of friction floor?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:30pm
I will assume you mean a "0.33 coefficient of (kinetic) friction floor". Otherwise your question doesn't make sense.

The answer is 0.33 M*g. where M = 50 kg and g = 9.8 m/s^2.

The answer will be the force, in Newtons

I do not think ferrets grow to weigh 50 kg, by the way.

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**drwls**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:34pm
The most common weight range for adult male ferrets is 2 to 5 lbs. That would be 1 to 2.5 kg, roughly.

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