Ok, I have a maths question. This is a little different because I dont want the answer, I want the formula so I can work out the answer (and future answers) myself. lol it's not very good self-learning with a book that doesnt tell you much. Anyway here is the question.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A solid uniform cube of side 4cm and weight 60N is situated on a rough horizontal plane. The coefficient of friction between the cube and the plane is 0.4. A force, P, acts in the middle of one of the edges of the top of the cube, at right angles to it and at anglethetato the upward vertical.

In the cses when the valuethetais (a) 60 degrees (b) 80 degrees, find

(i) the force P needed to make the cube slide, assuming it does not topple;

(ii) the force P needed to make the cube topple, assuming it does not slide.

So I have tried many variations using sin, cos and tan but cannot seem to get the right answer. Can someone tell me the formula so i can work these out for myself?

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# Homework Help: Sliding and toppling.

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