Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 6 - Section 6.6 - Vectors - Exercise Set - Page 783: 77


The magnitude of the force is $335\text{ lb}$.

Work Step by Step

The magnitude of the barrel against the ramp is calculated by using the law of sine’s because in this case we take only vertical component into account and ignore the horizontal components. Therefore, we get $3500\sin 5.5{}^\circ =335\text{ lb}$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.