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Jackie exerts a 43 N horizontal force as she pulls a sled that weighs 140 N across a cement sidewalk at a constant speed. What is the coefficient of kinetic friction between the sidewalk and the sled?

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    43 - ckf * 140 = m*a

    where ckf is coefficient of kinetic friction. In your textbook ckf is probably represented as the greek letter mu, but it's really hard to write greek letters here. . .
    m is the mass of the sled, and a is its acceleration. Since the sled is moving at a constant speed, the acceleration is 0, or

    43 - ckf * 140 = 0

    Solve for ckf

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