Problem: A 23 kg child goes down a straight slide inclined 38 degrees above horizontal. The child is acted on by his weight, the normal force from the slide, and the kinetic friction. (a) Draw a free body diagram of the child. (b) How large is the normal force of the slide on the child?

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A 23 kg child goes down a straight slide inclined 38 degrees above horizontal. The child is acted on by his weight, the normal force from the slide, and the kinetic friction. 

(a) Draw a free body diagram of the child. 

(b) How large is the normal force of the slide on the child?

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