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Homework Help: Can anyone help with torque?

  1. Nov 10, 2004 #1
    A uniform board is being supported by two ropes. A spring scale is attached to one. There is also a mass on the board. Find the mass of the board given the following:

    Mass from Pillar1 to Pillar2= 4.3 m
    Spring scale reads= 320N
    Mass on the board= 8 kg
    The distance from the mass on the board to one of the Pillars= 1.2m

    can anyone help???? :grumpy:
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  3. Nov 10, 2004 #2


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    This is homework...you should post this in the Homework Help section. And the policy here is that we'll help only if you show what you've tried and where you're stuck.

    Also, it's not clear what the pillars are - there is no mention of them in the description.
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