OK, so this appears to be a very simple problem... but I can't seem to find the way to do it... Anyway the problem is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A uniform 6.74 m long ladder of mass 15.6 kg leans against a smooth wall (so the force exerted by the wall, FW, is perpendicular to the wall). The ladder makes an angle = 71.4° with respect to horizontal (see figure below), and the ground is rough.

Calculate the x component of the force exerted by the ground on

the ladder at its base (+x is to the right).

Any tips would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks...

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# Homework Help: Ladder against a wall how simple

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