# Homework Help: Board suspended from a ceiling

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1. Apr 11, 2017

### Kospike

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

2. Apr 12, 2017

### haruspex

It depends what facts you are given.
Is the spring vertical?

3. Apr 12, 2017

### Kospike

Yes the spring is vertical

4. Apr 12, 2017

### haruspex

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.