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A truck is traveling at 30 m/s on a slippery road. The driver slams on the brakes and the truck starts to skid. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the tires and the road is 0.20, how far will the truck skid before stopping? A. 230 m B. 300 m C. 450 m D. 680 m

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Given values:\text{\underline{\textbf{Given values:}}}

μk=0.20\mu_k=0.20

υ=30ms\upsilon=30 \: \dfrac{\text{m}}{\text{s}}

Let us sketch lines of forces:

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