This is a question I need to do, I'm just going to put an example on what the question is like. In case a teacher of mine comes on here, I know I'm not "cheating".(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is the image:

l\

lz.\................/l

l....\............./xl

l......\______/...l

l.......l____q_l...l

l.....................l

*Ignore dots.

z=56.2 degrees

x=90-56.2 degrees

q=center of gravity

lenght of bar is 4.3m

Find the distance from the right side of the bar, where the center of gravity is located.

This is all the information they give you. Simliar style, but not the same.

I started with using the Force of the bar as 10N. Easy number.

Then I find the force on the ropes, using trigonometry. I also find the horizontal forces as well.

The part I'm stuck on is how much force is actually used by each pole to keep the bar up.

The total vertical force must equal 10N, or else it won't stay up, or go up.

Do I use the horizontal forces to determine them?

I was thinking of using the difference between the two horizontal forces, and use the ratio to determine how far it is from the center.

Is this correct?

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# Homework Help: Center of Gravity, Non-Uniform Bar

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