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Proper equation for converting horizontal to vertical force on a taper?

  1. Dec 19, 2012 #1
    So I was having a discussion with a buddy and we were trying to decide the proper equation to translate a horizontal force to a vertical force on a wedge.
    See my drawing below, if I apply a force at Fh, what is the equation for find out the force Fv?


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  3. Dec 20, 2012 #2
    I tried this. But not sure about the result...

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