1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A rod whose CG divides it into two portions of length a and b rests inside a smooth sphere in a position inclined to the angle θ to the horizontal. If 2α is the angle it subtends at the centre of the sphere, prove that tanθ= (b-a)/(b+a) tanα Picture is attached. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Well I drew the force triangle with the weight of the rod, and the two normal forces. I know the normal force on the left side will be greater than the one on the right... now the thing is I am not quite sure what to do to get tan θ, if you do that with the weight of the rod, what is the adjacent component of that triangle? hmm sorry I am really confused haha..