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Homework Help: Equilibrium problem

  1. Jun 29, 2003 #1
    .3m>>>>>| .075m
    ---------------
    |>>>>>15m<<|>>.05m
    A>>>>>>>-------------
    >>.175m>>|.05m>>>>>|
    >>------------>>>>>>B
    >>|>>>>>>>>>|
    >>D>>>>>>>>>C

    ( > are spaces and - are the crossbars.)
    Alright pretend this is a mobile in equilibrium. I'm given that object B is .735kg and i need to determine the masses of the other ojects....
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2003 #2
    Hi ratt10mm,
    15m looks wrong, isn't it rather .15m?

    Anyway, you know the law of leverage, plus you know that B must be balanced against C+D. That's where to start, I think.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2003 #3
    What the heck?[?]
     
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