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A block, kept on ground, requires 10 N of horizontal force to just start moving. If we apply a force of 5 N on the block in horizontal direction, what will be the magnitude of frictional force acting on it?

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Surface area of contact

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Weight and roughness

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0 N
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100 N
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Solution

The correct option is B Weight and roughness The force required to just move the block is 10 N. This means that when we apply a force of 5 N on it, it will not move. Static friction will act opposite to the applied force to balance it. Hence, frictional force acting on the block will be 5 N in the direction opposite to the applied force.

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