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Hello, its been a long time since ive worked with statics or dynamics in college and now find myself in the workfield trying to figure out a current problem! What I am looking for is how much force is needed to tip a box.

The box i have has dimensions of:

Length=400in, width=10.75in, Height=26.25in

The box has 1500 hundred pounds of material centered, but located 7 in from ground level

If i were to push on the box in the center(200in from end), and 25 in from ground level(near top of box), how much force would that take?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

initially i used an equation of

(1500lb)(5.375in)=(F applied)(25in) which gave me an applied force of 322.5lb of applied force.

Does this sound correct?

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# Applied force to tip box

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