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Homework Help: Free body diagram help

  1. Apr 15, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    can anyone show me what the free body diagram of this would look like?

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  3. Apr 15, 2012 #2


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    For which body do you want the Free Body Diagram? ... mass K, mass L, the pulley at N, or the junction of the cables at H
  4. Apr 15, 2012 #3
    well the question asks me to work out the mass of K
  5. Apr 15, 2012 #4


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    There are three forces acting at H. First there is a horizontal force acting toward point G. Second, there is a vertical force due to the weight of K. Third there is a force toward point N. The magnitude of the downward force is, of course, mg. The magnitude of the force toward N is the same as the weight of the mass at L. Decompose the force toward N into its horizontal and vertical components.
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