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Equilibrim problems

  1. Oct 16, 2009 #1
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  3. Oct 16, 2009 #2


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    Hi gnarrr, welcome to PF.
    Please go through the rules of the PF.
    Don't post the problems alone. Show your attempts. List the relevant equations. Still if you don't get, we will help you.
  4. Oct 16, 2009 #3
    The first one

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Consider the bar to have negligible mass. How far from point 'A' must a downward force of 40.5 N be applied in order to achieve rotational equilibrium.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    5x9.8x2.1 + 3.5x9.8x4.3 + 40.5xd = 0
  5. Oct 16, 2009 #4
    i figured out the second one
  6. Oct 16, 2009 #5


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    First on is wrong.
    If you want to take the moment about the fulcrum, you have to consider clockwise and counterclockwise moments and use proper sings.
    If you want to take the moments about A, 40.5 N and 3.5 kg produce clockwise moment and the reaction due to all the forces on the fulcrum will produce the counterclockwise moment. Equate them to get d.
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