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Uniform ladder on a frictionless wall?

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An 8.00m uniform ladder whose mass is 55 kg is resting against a frictionless wall. Its lower end is 750cm from the wall. If the coefficient of static friction between the floor and the lower end of the ladder is 0.60, calculate the reactions on both side of the ladder.

    Any help please?
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #2

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    What have you done so far?

    Start by drawing a diagram of the ladder with every force labeled. Then apply the conditions for equilibrium.
     
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