# Easy (?) Physics Problem?

Sally applies a horizontal force of 462 N with a rope to drag a wooden crate across a floor with a constant speed. The rope tied to the crate is pulled at an angle of 56.0° and Sally moves the crate 24.5 m. What work is done by the floor through the force of friction between the floor and the crate?

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• Anonymous

W=Fs cos x

...=462*24.5*cos 56=462*24.5*0.5592=6329.585J

• Anonymous

Im sure there's a physics section, please ask in that section next time.

Horizontal component of Sally's force = 462 cos(56 deg) = 258N

Friction = 258N (as the crate is moving at a constant speed i.e. no net force)

Work = Fd = 258 x 24.5 = 6330 J (3 sig fig)

• 4 years ago

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