# Force analysis (Brick Holder)

Brick Carrier

The tool is made up of two main parts which are free to rotate relative to each other about point C.

if [math]L_1 = L_2[/math], the static coefficient of friction between the tool and the bricks is measured to be 0.47, The mass of the bricks is 4kg, and the tool has a mass of 0.55kg. Determine:

**A) if the bricks will stay in the tool when it is being held stationary**

**B) the maximum weight of bricks that can be held stationary without them sliding out**

you can assume that the force applied to the bricks due to the tool occurs at point P as a point force and that the force applied to the handle occurs in the middle of the tool. Also, assume that the static coefficient of friction between the bricks is > 0.47.

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