Which Block Stops First#

Two blocks, \(M_1\) < \(M_2\), having the same initial speed, move from a frictionless surface onto a surface having a coefficient of kinetic friction \(\mu_k\).

Image depicting two blocks on separate surfaces. M1 is smaller than M2.

Part 1#

Which stops in a shorter distance?

Answer Section#

  • \(M_1\)

  • \(M_2\)

  • Both stop in the same distance

  • Cannot be determined without more information


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