(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Well this is the second time I have been given a problem that I just don't know what to do at work.

Simply put you have a beam that has 3 supports. A,B,C. With a weight at point w.

The goal I am told is to find all 3 points with just the the known of w (weight), L(length of beam), x (distance of point B from point A) and y (distance of weight from point A)

l-------L----------l

l---y---w

_______l_________

l------x---l--------l

A---------B-------C

2. Relevant equations

You got me. He said this would be easier than finding the weight of the support points on a piece of machinery.

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried using moments around point A and C but yeah that didn't work at all.

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