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Magnitude of Force Applied to a Wooden Board

A force is applied to the end of a 2ft long uniform board weighing 50lbs, in order to keep it horizontal, while it pushes against a wall at the left. If the angle the force makes with the board is 30 degrees, the magnitude of the applied force F is...

a. 28.9lb
b. 50lb
c. 100lb
d. 57.7 lb

Solution Summary

The solution provides quick, simple calculations for finding the magnitude of the force applied to the wooden board described to keep it horizontal despite being pushed against a wall.