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A simple weight distribution problem

  1. Apr 9, 2008 #1
    Good day to you all.
    I am building a wall that weighs 3230 pounds. It is being supported at two points on the extreme top and bottom of the wall. As I jack the wall up on one side, to lift it into position, I am assuming I am now lifting 1615 lbs because the house is holding the other side of the wall. As I lift the wall to 10 degrees above the horizontal I am trying to determine the forces acting on the jack end and the house end of the wall. I have no problems using right triangle trig to solve this vector problem but I need help with some basic info about how to do it.

    If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
    Sincerely,
    Solar Dave
    Ferndale WA
     
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