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Sliding Block Before $t = 0$

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A block of mass $m$ is sliding along a surface with a coefficient of friction $\mu_k$. The block has a velocity of $v_0$. A block of mass $2m$ slides along the same surface also with $\mu_k$ at $v_0$.

If both blocks come to a stop along the surface due to friction only, what conclusions can be drawn?

A

The forces used to accelerate the blocks to the initial velocity was the same.

B

The force used to accelerate the larger block to the initial velocity was larger.

C

The force used to accelerate the smaller block to the initial velocity was larger.

D

Not enough information was given to draw conclusions.