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Are resultant force and total force the same?

  1. Oct 13, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The wall shown in Fig. 4.28 is 20 ft long. Calculate the
    total force on the wall due to water pressure and locate the
    center of pressure
    2. Relevant equations
    Are resultant force and total force the same?
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think they are not the same because resultant force is the same as average force right?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xy5bk0ldazkqqvp/Untitled.png?dl=0
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Cll-5ugpLtbTN0MHVTQmhYTXM/view?usp=drive_web [Broken] https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Cll-5ugpLtbTN0MHVTQmhYTXM [Broken]
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2016 #2

    gneill

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    What are your relevant equations? Right now you've put a question in the relevant equations section. A question is not a relevant equation. Questions belong in the problem statement, or sometimes in the attempt at a solution if you reach a point where you question a step you've attempted or need a clarification on a step.

    Your image is not viewable; Apparently your dropbox content is not accessible publicly (a login is required). Can you UPLOAD your image instead?
     
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