Solution: What is the shortest time that the truck can be brought to a stop?

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What is the shortest time that the truck can be brought to a stop?

Problem Statement: ME Board April 1997

A pick-up truck is traveling forward at 25 m/s. The bed is loaded with boxes whose coefficient of friction with the bed is 0.4. What is the shortest time that the truck can be brought to a stop such that the boxes do not shift?

  • A. 2.35 sec
  • B. 4.75 sec
  • C. 5.45 sec
  • D. 6.37 sec

Problem Answer:

The shortest time that the truck can be brought to a stop is 6.37 sec.

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