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Moving a wedge to the left

  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1
    the machine part ABC is supported by a frictionless hinge at B and a 10 degree wedge at C. Knowing that the coefficient of static friction is .20 at both surfaces of the wedge, determine (a) the force P required to move the wedge to the left, (b) the components of the corresponding reaction at B.

    I have the by component which is found by (-by*10)+(-120*8)=0 and by= 96.0 lb but I am totally lost on how to get bx and the P force
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  3. Nov 9, 2011 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    A sketch of the situation would be most helpful here...
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