# Question on friction [closed]

Please look at the figure carefully. The question is written, and one has to match the two columns 1 and 2 given under "choices and explanation". Please tell me if I am really wrong, i.e. would you match C with both 1 and 3, or just 3. (my answer and the right answer is shown at the right hand side)

Thanks!

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why the downvotes? Can anyone pls explain? –  Saurabh Raje May 25 '13 at 17:28
bcoz it's a no-effort HW question...that does not mean I have downvoted –  Mr.ØØ7 May 25 '13 at 17:36
yaar, I did not ask for an answer. It is just for confirming if I havent gone horribly wrong! –  Saurabh Raje May 25 '13 at 17:37

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### Yes you are correct!

it is a known bug in VMC answers. If you search their forums as well ,some 2 years old questions perhaps, you'll find this.

The friction is static and just opposes the external force. Hence the friction force is just $4.5N$, and body will remain at rest.

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exactly! Thanks! But the saddest part is that it is a +6 -3 question, I have done it right, and still am getting -3! –  Saurabh Raje May 25 '13 at 17:06
@SaurabhRaje The point is not the marks in VMC. Also it's same for everyone. Just see you were right. –  Mr.ØØ7 May 25 '13 at 17:10
I didn't get the purpose of the link. –  Saurabh Raje May 25 '13 at 17:27
@SaurabhRaje: By ,mistake. wanted to give something else. NVM. –  Mr.ØØ7 May 25 '13 at 17:28
@user007, I would like to seek some guidance regarding what should be my strategy for the JEE exam. Can we discuss in a chat room or something? –  Saurabh Raje May 25 '13 at 17:30