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Homework Help: Physics Torque Question

  1. Nov 12, 2006 #1
    Hello to all...can anybody help me set up this problem

    An 8.00-m, 200-N uniform ladder rests against a smooth wall. The coefficient of static friction between the ladder and the ground is 0.600, and the ladder makes a 50.0 degree angle with the ground. How far up the ladder can an 800-N person climb before the ladder begins to slip?[/i]

    Thank you very much :rolleyes:
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  3. Nov 12, 2006 #2


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    Draw a body diagram with all the forces. What condition must be satisfied for the ladder to just slip?
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