1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Given F, b, and h, determine the angle θ which will cause the greatest strain. http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5595/cusersjoshappdatalocalt.th.png [Broken] 3. The attempt at a solution I know to break it up into components so that I get Ma = F(bcosθ+hsinθ). But after that I'm at a loss for what to do. Intuitively I think the answer is 45, but I'm at a loss for how to prove that mathematically.