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The following free-body diagram represents a toboggan on a hill. What acceleration would you expect, and why?
  1. Acceleration down the hill; the force due to being pushed, together with the downhill component of gravity, overcomes the opposing force of friction.
  2. Acceleration down the hill; friction is less than the opposing component of force due to gravity.
  3. No movement; friction is greater than the force due to being pushed.
  4. It depends on how strong the force due to friction is.
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<b>Figure 4.44</b> A free body diagram for a toboggan going down a hill.
Figure 4.44 A free body diagram for a toboggan going down a hill.
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