Assume a small square block $m$ is sitting on a larger wedge-shaped block of mass $M$ at an upper angle $\theta$ such that the little block will slide on the big block if both are started from rest and no other forces are present. The large block is sitting on a frictionless table. The coefficient of static friction between the large and small blocks is µs. With what range of force $F$ can you push on the large block to the right such that the small block will remain motionless with respect to the large block and neither slide up nor down?
This question really is not too complicated without friction acting upon the small block (Preventing a block from sliding on a frictionless inclined plane)
But what happens when we add friction to the system? Why is it considered static, if at rest, the mass would slide down the plane?