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Find distance if given coefficient of kinetic friction, initial velocity, and mass

I don't have a specific question in mind but I just want to know what equations I wouold use and what steps I would take.
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You're given initial velocity, coefficient of kinetic friction of the ice and the sleds. You are given the masses of sled 1 and 2 which are being connected by a rope. How would you find distance and the tension of the rope?

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Jim S. | Physics (and math) are fun, reallyPhysics (and math) are fun, really
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The energy is all kinetic initially so you calculate the total kinetic energy and equate it to the work done by friction and solve for the distance traveled.
 
Jim