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## Homework Statement

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the gate is connected by a hinge at point A and a force holds it shut at point C

water density [tex]\rho[/tex]=1000 kg/m[tex]^{3}[/tex]

width of the gate is 1m (into page)

## Homework Equations

F = [tex]\sqrt{F_{h}^{2} + F_{v}^{2}}[/tex]

F = [tex]\rho[/tex]ghA

## The Attempt at a Solution

i'm guessing to find the force due to the water i have to look at the horizontal and vertical components.. but i havent had an example before where the gate isnt just one straight line! nor one with water under the gate.. so i'm a bit lost as to what to do?

thanks for the help