Posted by **Claire** on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 11:46am.

The boat is to be pulled onto the shore using two ropes. If the resultant force is to be 400N, directed along the keel, determine the magnitudes of forces T and P acting in each rope and the angle theta of P so that the magnitude of P is a minimum. T acts at 30 degrees from the keel.

How can I determine the value of P if it is a minimum? Do minimum forces make a specified angle with each other?

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- physics - 2 forces pull horizontally on a heavy box. force b is directed 20 west...
- physics - two ropes are tied to a large boulder. one rope is pulled with a force...
- physics - two boys trying to move a 200 kg cement block pull on two ropes ...
- PHYSICS - the sum of the magnitude of two forces acting at a point is 18 and the...
- Physics - At a picnic, there is a contest in which hoses are used to shoot water...
- Physics - At a picnic, there is a contest in which hoses are used to shoot water...
- engineering mechanics - the greatest and least resultant of two forces are ...
- math - A crate weighing 400N rests on aplane inclined at an angle of 20 degrees ...
- Physics - There are two forces acting on an object. One force has a magnitude of...
- College Physics - There are two forces acting on an object. One force has a ...

More Related Questions