King Ignoramus Maximus has established a lowest bid construction policy for the building of new temples. As a result, a column erected in the temple of Apollo was several inches too short. In order to raise the column, engineers will use two small marble wedges.
What is known:
- The weight of the column is 1000 lb.
- The weight of each wedge is 100 lb.
- The coefficient of friction is 0.3.
- The angle of the wedge is 15°.
- The column and top wedge are constrained against movement to the left.