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Two identical, uniform, frictionless spheres, each of weight W , rest in a rigid rectangular container as shown in the figure. Find, in terms of a ratio to W, the forces acting on the spheres due to the container surfaces and one another, if the line of centers of the spheres makes an angle of 45° with the horizontal. Normal force from the left side of the container?

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2. Relevant equations

newtons 3rd law(not realy an equation)

3. The attempt at a solution

Looking at the picture i believe the force from the left side of the container will be equal to the force in the x direction applied to ball 2 from ball 1, so i set the force to be W*cos45, however that is not correct.

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# Homework Help: Two identical, uniform, frictionless spheres

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