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Problem 16 Medium Difficulty

A dam is inclined at an angle of $ 30^\circ $ from the vertical and has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid 100 ft wide at the top and 50 ft wide at the bottom and with a slant height of 70 ft. Find the hydrostatic force on the dam when it is full of water.


$8.832 \times 10^{6} \mathrm{lbs}$


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