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A freshwater marsh is drained to theocean through an automatic tide gate that is 4 ft wide and 3 fthigh The gate is held by hingeslocated along its top edgeat A and bears on a sill at B.At a given

A freshwater marsh is drained to theocean through an automatic tide gate that is 4 ft wide and 3 fthigh.The gate is held by hingeslocated along its top edgeat A and bears on a sill at B.At a given time, the waterlevels in the marsh and in the ocean are h = 6 ft and d = 9ft,respectively.Determine the force exerted by the sill on thegate at B and the hinge reaction at A. (Specific wight of saltwater = 64 lb/ft^3.) The Answersare:B = 1200 lb to theright,A = 1190 lb to the right.
 

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