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2 Two boxes are stacked on the floor, one on top of the other. The top box has a mass of 10 kg and the bottom box has a mass of 25 kg. What is the contact force between the boxes, and what is the contact force between the bottom box and the floor?

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Two boxes are stacked on the floor, one on top of the other. The top box has a mass of 10 kg and the bottom box has a mass of 25 kg. What is the contact force between the boxes, and what is the contact force between the bottom box and the floor?

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askiitian expert Rahul iitd
askIITians Faculty 10 Points
8 years ago
Contact forces in this case would be the normal forces
1) Normal force between Top and bottom box = N1
2) Normal force between Bottom box and Floor = N2
So by balancing forces
N1 = m1g
N1 + m2g = N2
So
N1 = 100 N
N2 = 350 N
Thanks and Regards
Rahul kumar
askIITians faculty
IIT Delhi

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