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    http://prntscr.com/ci2chr ,How do you work out the reaction force R, the vertical component of R is 20 I'm guessing .
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    (Original post by ihatehannah)
    http://prntscr.com/ci2chr ,How do you work out the reaction force R, the vertical component of R is 20 I'm guessing .
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    If you want to know why it's 20 (if you're not sure):

    It states that the system is in equilibrium, so all of the forces acting on the object must be balance, i.e. there is no resultant force. And since
     W and  R are the only forces acting on the basket,

     W = R , and since  W = 20 ,  R = 20
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    If you want to know why it's 20 (if you're not sure):

    It states that the system is in equilibrium, so all of the forces acting on the object must be balance, i.e. there is no resultant force. And since
     W and  R are the only forces acting on the basket,

     W = R , and since  W = 20 ,  R = 20
    Well technically R\cos (40) = W = 20
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    Well technically R\cos (40) = W = 20
    Ah yes, apologies!
 
 
 
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