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You want to nail a 1.1 kg board onto the wall of a barn. To position the board before nailing, you push it against the wall with a horizontal force F...

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You want to nail a 1.1 kg board onto the wall of a barn. To position the board before nailing, you push it against the wall with a horizontal force F to keep it from sliding to the ground.


(a) If the coefficient of static friction between the board and the wall is 0.73, what is the least force you can apply and still hold the board in place?
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This question was asked on May 15, 2010 and answered on May 17, 2010.

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