As far as I understand, F=ma gives me the net force acting on the object. I could use that to determine the push force if I had the normal or frictional force. The problem I'm running into is that since the push force is horizontal instead of parallel to the surface, I don't know how to calculate the normal force without knowing the vertical component of the push force. Also, the only formulas I know for determining the frictional force use the normal force. The number for the push force that I received (106) was given after I messed up the question so that I could work my way backward. It seems to me that I need to be able to determine the push force based on the mass, acceleration, and possibly one of the friction coefficients but I may be way off track. Honestly, I'm taking an online course (bad decision) and basically have to teach myself out of the textbook, so I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is super obvious to everyone else. As for another part to the problem, do you mean I'm missing it mentally or physically? Physically there is no more to the problem, the whole thing is posted with diagram in the link. If you meant mentally, does that mean I need to use the static friction coefficient to somehow calculate the minimum amount of force to start the object moving? If so, I don't know how to calculate frictional forces without the normal force. Thanks for helping! I tend to way overcomplicate simple problems.