This is not a homework question but rather a real life problem I need to work through. Sorry if I have used incorrect terms but I have not done any physics in 10 years and have forgotten everything so I was hoping someone would be able to help.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How much effort would it take to move a) 600kg, b) 900kg object (on wheels) up a 1 / 100 incline plane (pretending friction = zero). Could 1-2 persons push it up? Or would I need mechanical assistance to get it up. The total distance to be moved is 2m.

The object is a 6ft long fish tank. The 900kg weight will be filled, and the 600kg is partially emptied. I'm not sure how much friction - the floor surface is tiled. Yes, I'm aware the water will exert force on the glass but I'm hoping it can be moved slow enough for this to not be a major drama (especially if the tank is partially emptied).

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1/100 slope = x degrees

tan x = 1/100

x = 0.57 degrees ???

F = W . sin x

= 900 x 9.8 x sin 0.57

= 88.2 N

I'm not sure if this is right and I have no idea whether a person can push 88 N + the effects of friction...

Can anyone help with this odd request? thanks

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# Homework Help: Real life problem - pushing object up incline plane

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