A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Summersnow8

  • one year ago

Two ladders at the ends of a scaffold support a mass of 90.0 kg each. An 80.0-kg worker is on the scaffold with a pile of bricks. Find the mass of the bricks. I know the answer is 100 kg, but my problem is: Two ladders which support the ends of a scaffold support 100.0 kg each. A 75.0-kg worker is on the scafoold with a pile of bricks. Find the mass of the bricks in kg. the answer is supposedly 125 kg, how did they get that answer?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. IrishBoy123
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    you need to draw this first

  2. Summersnow8
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @IrishBoy123 can you help

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    The ladders support 200 kg total. 200 kg - 75 kg = 125 kg I guess if the scaffold itself is massless :/

  4. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.