Problem: A baggage handler throws a 15 kg suitcase along the floor of an airplane luggage compartment with a speed of 1.2 m/s. The suitcase slides 2.1 m before stopping.Use work and energy to find the suitcase’s coefficient of kinetic friction on the floor.

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A baggage handler throws a 15 kg suitcase along the floor of an airplane luggage compartment with a speed of 1.2 m/s. The suitcase slides 2.1 m before stopping.

Use work and energy to find the suitcase’s coefficient of kinetic friction on the floor.

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