Hello, I got this problem from a book(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"A light ladder leans against a perfetly smooth vertical wall at an angle of 30 degrees to the horizontal. A load of 800N is placed 3-quarters of the way up the ladder. If the ladder rests on a rough horizontal surface which prevents slipping, find the magnitude and direction of the reaction between the ladder and the ground"

Since the system is in equilibrium, I resolved vertically and got

R sin(theta) = 800

where R is the reaction force, and theta is the angle of the reaction force with the horizontal.

The problem is I can't get another equation so that I can find R and theta.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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# Homework Help: Load on ladder leaning against a wall

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