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Problem: A ladder is leaning against a smooth wall. The friction between the ladder and the floor holds the ladder in place. Determine torques about the pivot point P. Let τCCW and τCW represent counterclockwise and clockwise torques about point P (the base of the ladder), respectively.

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A ladder is leaning against a smooth wall. The friction between the ladder and the floor holds the ladder in place.

Determine torques about the pivot point P. Let τCCW and τCW represent counterclockwise and clockwise torques about point P (the base of the ladder), respectively.

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