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A uniform ladder is 10 cm long and weights 400 N. It rests with ists upper end against a frictionless vertical wall. Its lower end rests on the ground and is prevented from slipping by a peg driven into the ground. The ladder makes a 30 degrees angle with the horizontal. The force exerted on the wall by the ladder is:
a 48N
b 74N
c 120N
d 350N
e 610N


Calculate the total horizontal forces. Remember that the sum of all forces is always zero.

I think you will have to sum moments also here, I suggest you sum moments about the ladder on the ground point. Also, you have vertical forces summing to zero also.

I think you will have to sum moments also here, I suggest you sum moments about the ladder on the ground point. Also, you have vertical forces summing to zero also.

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  1. D 350
    Solve for Fh and plug in the other values
    Fh*L*sin(theta)=w*(L/2)*cos(theta)

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  2. 200

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