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Homework Help: Edexcel Physics Statics Homework

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #1
    1. A uniform metal tube of length 5.0 m and mass 9.0 kg is suspended horizontally by two vertical wires attached at 50 cm and 150 cm respectively from the ends of the tube. Find the tension in each wire.

    Okay, so i've sketched a diagram out and labelled it. The support would be somewhere between 90 and 120 cms as the forces would be even on both sides.
    I am stuck on where to take moments from.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 2, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    I don't understand this statement. What do you mean by 'the support'? What forces will be even?
    Pick your favorite spot.

    Hint: Label the tensions as T1 and T2. What equilibrium equations can you come up with?
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