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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

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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.