# Weight of Block

## Problem 539 | Friction on Wedges

**Problem 539**

The block A in Fig. P-539 supports a load W = 100 kN and is to be raised by forcing the wedge B under it. The angle of friction for all surfaces in contact is f = 15°. If the wedge had a weight of 40 kN, what value of P would be required (a) to start the wedge under the block and (b) to pull the wedge out from under the block?

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## Problem 536 | Friction on Wedges

**Problem 536**

in Fig. P-536, determine the minimum weight of block B that will keep it at rest while a force P starts blocks A up the incline surface of B. The weight of A is 100 lb and the angle of friction for all surfaces in contact is 15°.

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## Problem 521 | Friction

**Problem 521**

In Fig. P-519, if μ = 0.30 under both blocks and A weighs 400 lb, find the maximum weight of B that can be started up the incline by applying to A a rightward force P of 500 lb.

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## Problem 519 | Friction

**Problem 519**

In Fig. P-519, two blocks are connected by a solid strut attached to each block with frictionless pins. If the coefficient of friction under each block is 0.25 and B weighs 2700 N, find the minimum weight of A to prevent motion.

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## Problem 510 | Friction

**Problem 510**

What weight W is necessary to start the system of blocks shown in Fig. P-510 moving to the right? The coefficient of friction is 0.10 and the pulleys are assumed to be frictionless.

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