# Static Equilibrium of hinge Question

## Homework Statement

A stationary 3.0-m board of mass 6.0 kg is hinged at one end. A force is applied vertically at the other end, and the board makes a 30° angle with the horizontal. A 50-kg block rests on the board 80 cm from the hinge as shown in the figure below.

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(a) Find the magnitude of the force . Answer is F=160.23 N

(b) Find the force exerted by the hinge. Fh=389.13 N

(c) Find the magnitude of the force as well as the force exerted by the hinge, if the magnitude of the force is exerted, instead, at right angles to the board.
The answer to the first part is 138.763 N. The second part is the one I cannot figure out.

## Homework Equations

Fx: Force of hinge*cos(theta) = F*sin(theta)
Fy: Force of hinge*sin(theta) = (M+m)g - F*cos(theta)

## The Attempt at a Solution

Fh*sin(theta)/Fh*cos(theta) = [(6+50)(9.81)-(160.23)*cos(3)] / 160.23*sin(30) = 5.12509

theta = arctan(5.12509) = 78.959 degrees

Fh = [(160.23)*sin(30)]/cos(78.959) = 418.33 N (However, this answer is wrong)

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