## Bob is pulling a 30 kg filing cabinet with a force of 200 N , but the filing cabinet refuses to move. The coefficient of static friction bet

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Bob is pulling a 30 kg filing cabinet with a force of 200 N , but the filing cabinet refuses to move. The coefficient of static friction between the filing cabinet and the floor is 0.80. What is the magnitude of the friction force on the filing cabinet?

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1 month 2021-08-31T12:31:29+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

Magnitude of the Frictional force is 200 N

Explanation:

The frictional force is the force that tries to oppose relative motion between two surfaces that are contacting. The coefficient of static friction is the coefficient of friction of a body that is not moving.

Newton’s third law of motion states that action and reaction forces are equal and opposite. So the frictional force felt on the filing cabinet will be equal to the applied force pulling the cabinet.

Frictional force = Force applied

Force applied  = 200 N

Therefore, the magnitude of the friction force on the filing cabinet is 200 N