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on that farm he had a gate, e i , e i , oh ! And

a squeak, squeak, here. A squeak, squeak,

there. And a squeak, squeak, everywhere . . .

The gate is ℓ = 3 m wide and h = 2.47 m

tall with hinges attached to the top and bot-

tom. The guide wire makes an angle of

α = 39 ◦ with the top of the gate and has

a tension of 221 N. The mass of the gate is

30.9 kg.

Determine the magnitude of the horizon-

tal force exerted on the gate by the bottom

hinge. The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .

Answer in units of N.

Okay the reason why I am having problems with this is because well im just not sure I know where to start. I think I am just missing something obvious, and my book does not have a whole lot to say about this type of problem. Any Help?