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?
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?