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Force on a nail

  1. Jan 4, 2014 #1
    Hi I am trying to solve this question in my book but i am not getting the write answer , can some one explain this.

    Question : The approximate force which would tend to impact the proximal fragment on the nail and distal fragment in the diagram above is ---------- NEWTONS?

    I tried to solve this question using simple trigonometry and resolution of forces but could not get the answer. The question is asking for the forces in the nail.


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  3. Jan 4, 2014 #2


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    You should follow the HW template and at least show your work.
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