Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Friction - Section 8.2 - Problems Involving Dry Friction - Fundamental Problems - Page 416: 2

Answer

$154.89N$

Work Step by Step

The required minimum force $P$ can be determined as follows: We know that $\Sigma M_B=0$ $\implies W(2)-N_A(3.0)-F_A(4.0)=0$ $\implies W(2)-N_A(3.0)-3.8N_A=0$ This simplifies to: $N_A=154.89N$ The sum of forces in the x-direction is zero, so: $\implies \Sigma F_x=0$ $\implies P-N_A=0$ $\implies P-154.89=0$ $\implies P=154.89N$

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