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Static slope problem

  1. Jul 31, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If i have a block that is d distance back from a slope, and I have cable coming out of the block (lets assume at ground level) that goes over to a fulcrum at the ledge of an incline of angle theta down to a block of mass m. What is the downward force at the fulcrum point?
    2. Attempt at a solution

    I can find the force of the string as m*g*sin(theta)
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
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  3. Jul 31, 2014 #2
    I can find the force of the string as m*g*sin(theta)
     
  4. Jul 31, 2014 #3
    Here is a picture

    Here is a schematic
     

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  5. Jul 31, 2014 #4
    What are the components of this force?
     
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