Posted by **mee** on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:47pm.

A 16.0-m uniform ladder weighing 490 N rests against a frictionless wall. The ladder makes a 63.0° angle with the horizontal.

(a) Find the horizontal and vertical forces the ground exerts on the base of the ladder when an 850-N firefighter has climbed 3.80 m along the ladder from the bottom.

Give the magnitude and direction of the vertical and horizontal components

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