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A crate of mass m = 31 kg rides on the bed of a truck attached by a cord to the back of the cab as in the figure. The cord can withstand a maximum tension of 82 N before breaking. Neglecting friction between the crate and truck bed, find the maximum acceleration the truck can have before the cord breaks.

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    A dockworker loading crates on a ship finds that a 22-kg crate, initially at rest on a horizontal surface, requires a 80-N horizontal force to set it in motion. However, after the crate is in motion, a horizontal force of 59 N is required to keep it moving with a constant speed. Find the coefficients of static and kinetic friction between crate and floor.

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    f= m . g(acceleration(a))
    a=f/m
    a= 82N/31 kg
    =2.65 ms2

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