1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Determine the state of stress at point A on the cross section at section a−a of the cantilever beam. Take P = 350kN . 2. Relevant equations Um . . . σ = P/A ? 3. The attempt at a solution Yeah I'm not quite sure. I thought it was P/A, using 350000N as "P" and 300000mm^2 as A, but alas, it wasn't. Because this section of the course uses the P/A definition, I don't know if I have to use an equation with moment of Inertia and things like that. But I'm not sure, really at all, where to start for something simple like this. I need like a kick in the right direction to have a "duh" moment. And more duh moments to follow . . . because this section is confusing the hell out of me.