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A block with mass M is held statically on an overhang by a force Mg applied horizontally and the force of friction on the overhang. What are the normal and frictional forces? For what angles θ does the block remain at rest?

3. The attempt at a solution

In the picture I've drawn out the forces acting on the block. I understand the ideas behind static equilibrium. What I have trouble with is understanding which trig fucntions to use when comparing the forces and how to identify which angles are equivalent to the angle θ in the problem. Can anyone explain the thought process behind determining these things?

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# Homework Help: Equivalent angles and Trig Fucntions

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