A false mud gate made of common steel for a damn is 6'6" wide, 21'1" tall, and 1/2" thick. Assume a constant density throughout. What is the required force to lift this gate if it were laying flat on the ground and a hoist was attached to the center of gravity? also where is its center of gravity?
Can anyone help me get started on this at least? It would be great if you could, thanks.