(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The movable bracket shown may be placed at any height on the 50-mm-diameter pipe. If the coefficient of static friction between the pipe and bracket is 0.30, determine the minimum distance x at which the load P can be supported. Assume that the bracket is weightless.

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2. Relevant equations

Sum of Forces and Moments = 0 for equilibrium

F_f = uN

3. The attempt at a solution

I got stuck after getting the equilibrium equations. Too many variables and not enough equations.

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