1. Homework Statement
A flagpole of mass 25kg and 2.5m in length is held in a horizontal position by a cable shown in the diagram.
The centre of gravity of the flagpole is at a distance of 1.5m from the fixed end. Determine:
a the tension T in the cable;
b the vertical component of the force at the fixed end of the pole.
The Attempt at a Solution
I did (a) and I got around 300.Please call out on me if i get this wrong.
Calculate the moments around the end of the flagpole(left hand)
anti clockwise moment=T*1.25
through division etc, i get 300.
What i cannot understand is (b) What does it mean by the vertical component at the end of the flagpole?