I'm not sure that I understand this problem:
A spool of wire of mass 4.7kg and radius 0.99m is unwound under a constant wire tension 10N. Assume the spool is a uniform solid cylinder that rolls without slipping. Find the friction force on the bottom of the spool.
(Note that the wire is coming out of the top of the spool)
The frictional force is equal to the coefficient of friction * the normal force.
I can easily find the normal force by multiplying the mass times 9.8 m/s^2, but nowhere does the problem state the coefficient of friction.
Aside from that, a rolling object isn't affected by the frictional force. I tried 0 and that's not the answer, so there is a frictional force here.
What am I missing here? There doesn't seem to be nearly enough information to calculate the frictional force.