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A crate of eggs is located in the middle of the flat bed of a pickup truck as the truck negotiates a curve in the flat road. The curve may be regarded as an arc of a circle of radius 37.9 m. If the coefficient of static friction between crate and truck is 0.550, how fast can the truck be moving without the crate sliding?

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    Oh.
    F(along radius) = ma
    μmg=mv²/r
    μg=v²/r
    μgr=v²
    v²=(0.550)(9.80)(37.9)

    v ~= 14.3m/s

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