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A 1.05 m-long rod of negligible weight is supported at its ends by wires A and B of equal length. The cross-sectional area of A is 2.00 mm^2 and that of B is 4.00 mm^2. Young's modulus for wire A is 1.80*10^11 Pa; that for B is 1.20*10^11 Pa. At what point along the rod should a weight w be suspended to produce a) equal stresses in A and B? b) equal strains in A and B?

stress is [pulling force]/[cross-sectional area] and strain is the relative strain of the wires: dL/L. Young's modulus is the ration [stress]/[strain], which is constant.

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