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(a) Calculate the acceleration of a skier heading down a $10.0^\circ$ slope, assuming the coefficient of friction for waxed wood on wet snow. (b) Find the angle of the slope down which this skier could coast at a constant velocity. You can neglect air resistance in both parts, and you will find the result of Exercise 5.9 to be useful. Explicitly show how you follow the steps in the Problem-Solving Strategies.

a) $0.74 \textrm{ m/s}^2$

b) $5.7^\circ$

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# OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 5, Problem 11 (Problems & Exercises) (6:43)

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