A steel ball of mass 1.7kg (16.66N) rests in the V shaped wedge (25 degrees) formed by two steel plates. Find the magnitude of the force exerted on each plate by the ball if the friction between the ball and the plates is not significant.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I really don't know where to start here, or exactly what force I'm trying to find.

I drew the diagram and used the sin law to find the other forces (using 16.66N) as one of the sides but that didn't work, nor did it makes sense to my as why it would work.

So I'm pretty stuck on this one.

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Equilibrium 'wedge' problem

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