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Problem: Block B in the figure(Figure 1) rests on a surface for which the static and kinetic coefficients of friction are 0.63 and 0.40, respectively. The ropes are massless.What is the maximum mass of block A for which the system remains in static equilibrium?Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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Static frictional force by B = T

T = μsmg

The force balance weight of block A.

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Block B in the figure(Figure 1) rests on a surface for which the static and kinetic coefficients of friction are 0.63 and 0.40, respectively. The ropes are massless.

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What is the maximum mass of block A for which the system remains in static equilibrium?

Express your answer to two significant figures and include the appropriate units.

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