i think it involves the pythagorem theorem but not really sure how to apply it. any help would be much appreciated.
"Mass of wood block without any weight = 5.0 kg; g = 9.8 m/s2"
"It was observed that the spring scale reached a force of 24.0 N to get the block moving from rest. Calculate the coefficient of static friction between the wood block and the table."
"A block of wood is dragged across a surface by a spring scale. The scale records the force as mass is added to the top of the block."
i didnt post that part of the question in the last post. i dont know if that helps, but i dont know the awnser to your question. i was given this question to solve.