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