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Conceptual question on transitional and rotational equilibrium

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1
    3 forces act on an object. If the object is in translational equilibrium, which of the following must be true?
    1. the vector sum of the forces =0
    2. the magnitude of the 3 forces must be equal
    3. the 3 forces must be parallel

    would the answer be just 1? I don't think 2 is true because the forces can be unequal but the net force needs to be = 0. And I don't know how what's stated in choice 3 must necessarily contribute to translational equilibirum. Thanks for any imput.
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  3. Nov 8, 2008 #2


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    Hi xregina12! :smile:
    Yup! :biggrin:

    (Don't worry … you know they put in extra wrong answers just to confuse you :wink:)​
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