hi there, I'm getting very very confused about distributed loads. I am trying to figure out the resultant force of a distributed load on a beam. The function I've been given for q(x) is a polynomial (below x=0). I have figured out the resultant for my function q(x)=x2-2x-4. I beleive it is 9.1877 (positive being in the vertical direction). Length = 43/10 To find the distance of the resultant from point A on the beam, I have worked it out to be (1/2*(43/10). I don't feel that the distance I have worked out it right and I'm not 100 percent sure about the resultant force either. Could someone please set me off in the right direction? Thanks in advance.