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Homework Help: The 40-lb ladder AC is leaning on a 10-lb block at B and a frictionles

  1. Nov 29, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The 40-lb ladder AC is leaning on a 10-lb block at B and a frictionless corner at C. Can the system remain at rest in the position shown? Consider both sliding and tipping.
    here is the picture of the problem
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/19566492@N03/4146098284/ [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    try to do free body but got stuck
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi wing911! Welcome to PF! :wink:

    First assume that the block is fixed, and check whether the ladder will slip.

    The check whether the block will slide, then check whether the block will tip over.

    Show us what you get. :smile:
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