Hey guys, i need you help to find the weightof a mass required to produce the same applied force to rods. (sorry english is not my first language) i will try to explain this with a diagram. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data First problem: So lets say i have 10 small rods with a diameter of 2mm and a length of 3cm. they are positioned next to each other, and stand on the ground. Then i have a weight that is applying force to those 10 rods alltogether. SO my question is, how much is the weight of the mass that i need, to make sure that every rods will be applied 50g(0,49N) each. [Broken] known values: F(on each rods)= 0.49N or 50g length of each rod=3cm diameter or a rod=2mm Problem 2: Now its exactly the same as situation 1, but the rods are positioned at a distance from each other, lets say this distance is x=2mm How much is the weight required for applying each rods the same force of 0.49N? [Broken] 2. Relevant equations g=9,81ms-2 1000g=1kg=9,81N 3. The attempt at a solution Problem 1 For applying each rod 0.49N, the mass should be= 10rodsx0.49N= 4,9N which is about 500g i wish it would be that easy, but i think theres got to be something that is not right? Problem 2 this is actually very confusing, so i cant really know how to go with it, would you guys help me? Thanks!!