A 300-lb box is held at rest on a smooth plane by a force P inclined at an angle θ with the plane as shown in Fig. P-310. If θ = 45°, determine the value of P and the normal pressure N exerted by the plane.
A cylinder weighing 400 lb is held against a smooth incline by means of the weightless rod AB in Fig. P-309. Determine the forces P and N exerted on the cylinder by the rod and the incline.