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Complicated Static Equilibrium Problem

  1. Oct 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    2. Relevant equations

    torques equal to 0
    forces = to 0

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Torques in one direction is m2gL+1/2m1gL=Txcord. So i'm pretty sure the answers are either 1 or 2. I don't know how the angle affects anything. My friend said something about we can assume that the chord is 90 degrees with the bar, but i still don't see what the angle does.
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  3. Oct 30, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Good. Now solve for T.
    :confused: Why?

    Just solve the equation you wrote for T and you're done. You'll find that answer among the choices.
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