Now, I’ve tried to search for this online, and all answers I’ve found go something like this:
F = MA = Tension – friction
Thus MA = Tension – friction
T = MA + F = 35*.1 + 30 = 33.5 N
Is this correct? Assuming from the equation above (Tension – friction), tension would be in the opposite direction of the friction (which I assume would be opposite the direction of motion). I’m a bit confused by this, as I thought tension was supposed to be opposite of the applied force.
Please explain how to do this problem clearly 🙂 Thanks!