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A boy sliding down a frictionless plane inclined at an angles 35° with the horizontal. What is the acceleration of the book?

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asked by Alyssa
  1. force of gravity down the slide:
    mg*SinTheta

    Forcedowntheslide=mass*acceleration

    solve for acceleration.

    If you had friction, the force of friction would be mu*mg*CosTheta, and that would subtract from the gravity force down the slide. Frictionless implies mu=0

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