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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

I am trying to support a shelf with a block of wood. The block of wood is only 3 inches deep and the shelf 2 feet deep. If the block of wood is capable of supporting 500 lbs, how much weight can the shelf support if the force is applied downward at the edge of the shelf?

This is a real world problem not a homework problem, would appreciate help in calculating this (i.e. what formula should I use).

I am trying to support a shelf with a block of wood. The block of wood is only 3 inches deep and the shelf 2 feet deep. If the block of wood is capable of supporting 500 lbs, how much weight can the shelf support if the force is applied downward at the edge of the shelf?

This is a real world problem not a homework problem, would appreciate help in calculating this (i.e. what formula should I use).

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