Solve for the forces P and N acting on an object in equilibrium on an inclined plane.
Weight=10N, angle is 30 degrees
Trigonometry, i.e. sin, cos, tan rules. The 'Z' rule (amongst others) to determine angles.
The Attempt at a Solution
I have attempted the problem (as done with similar problems, which were correct) however the answers seem to assume that the angle in solving P is 30.
I have used in the Parallel P=10tan60=17.32N. However the answer is given by 10tan30=5.77N. Is the answer wrong? Or have I made inaccurate assumptions?
In the perpendicular, N=10sin60=8.66N, however this is wrong also! The answer is given by 10/sin60
Thankyou for any help.