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    If an object is stationary on a flat surface, and there's no wind force or any other force trying to move the object left or right or any which way, what is it's static friction (does it have static friction acting on it?)?

    I know the object has a normal force in the upwards direction (perpendicular to surface) and a downwards force of F = ma = object's weight. So if it's not moving or having forces act on it that are trying to move it, then what does it's static friction equal?

    I thought, using the general equation, static friction = normal force * coeff. of stat. fric.

    But nooo.

    Thank you!
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    I've worked it out, the answer is just 0 (zero)!! as if, but I guess I tried overcomplicating it
 
 
 
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