Physics Practice Problems Static Friction Practice Problems Solution: A 5 kg box sits atop a 20 kg box inside an elevato...

Solution: A 5 kg box sits atop a 20 kg box inside an elevator. If the elevator was accelerating upwards at 2 m/s2, how much force would you have to push the 20 kg box so that the 5 kg box falls off? Assume that there is no friction between the 20 kg box and the floor, and μs = 0.4 between the 5 kg and 10 kg box.

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A 5 kg box sits atop a 20 kg box inside an elevator. If the elevator was accelerating upwards at 2 m/s2, how much force would you have to push the 20 kg box so that the 5 kg box falls off? Assume that there is no friction between the 20 kg box and the floor, and μs = 0.4 between the 5 kg and 10 kg box.