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Board suspended from a ceiling

  1. Apr 11, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is a more conceptual question so I just need the steps for this. Basically the board is hanging from the ceiling by a spring, with only its bottom corner touching the ground. Near the middle (but not exactly) there is mass hanging off of the board. I need to find out how much the board weighs

    2. Relevant equations
    Torque = Force x Distance, maybe Spring equations.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Understand how to get the force of the hanging mass, but not if the spring has any relevance to this other than being another force
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2017 #2

    haruspex

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    It depends what facts you are given.
    Is the spring vertical?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2017 #3
    Yes the spring is vertical
     
  5. Apr 12, 2017 #4

    haruspex

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    You did not answer my other (implied) question. What facts are given? E.g., you might be given the spring extension, or something about oscillation, etc.
     
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