A 15m ladder weighing 500N rests against a frictionless wall. The ladder makes a 60 degree angle with the horizontal. I need to find the horizontal and vertical force that the ground exerts on the base of the ladder when an 800N firefighter is 4m from the bottom.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the total mg down is 1300N. I dont know why I cant get the answer if I just did mg for the vertical force and mgtan(theta) for the horizontal force? I know this doesnt work.

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# Homework Help: Ladder resting against wall - find forces

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