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Problem: An 200g object initially at rest slides 50 cm down a frictionless incline at a 40° angle. At the bottom of the slope, the object encounters a patch of rough surface, which causes it to come to a stop after 1 m. What is the coefficient of kinetic friction of this rough patch?

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An 200g object initially at rest slides 50 cm down a frictionless incline at a 40° angle. At the bottom of the slope, the object encounters a patch of rough surface, which causes it to come to a stop after 1 m. What is the coefficient of kinetic friction of this rough patch?

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