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One end of a uniform meter stick is placed against a vertical wall. The other end is held by a lightweight cord that makes an angle @ with the stick. The coefficient of static friction between the end of the meter stick and the wall is .370.

Let the angle betwewen the cord and the stick be @=15 degrees. A block of the same weight as the meter stick is suspended from the stick, as shown, at a distance x from the wall. What is the minimum value of x for which the stick will remain in equilibrium?

Here is a quick illustration I made... www.theshaggy.com/meter_stick.jpg

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