(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A ladder is at a 60degree angle with a wall and is let to go down. We have to find the velocity of the point that touches the wall(B) and the point that touches the floor(A). Note that we have only completed vectors so no forces are probably to be taken into consideration.

2. Relevant equations

u(a)=dx(a)/dt andu(b)=dx(b)/dt.

3. The attempt at a solution

Is it possible to find the velocities or am I missing a clue?So far tried a lot of things but can't find them.

It appears that x(b)/x(a) = sqrt(3). Is there maybe a link between the 2 velocities that I'm missing?

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# Velocities of 2 ladder points

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