# The life of the sugar ant

An ant wants to take a big piece of candy with mass $m = 5~\mbox{g}$ back to its colony. Find the minimum force it needs to move the candy piece (in mN).

Details and assumptions

• The friction coefficient between the candy and the ground is $k = 0.5$
• The gravitational acceleration is $g = 9.8~\mbox{m/s}^2$.
• The surface the ant moves the candy on is perfectly horizontal.
• Do not assume anything unwarranted about the directions of the forces involved.
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