1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A rigid weightless horizontal 5ft long beam is supported by three vertical tension rods. Two of the rods are at the ends of the beam, the third one is in the middle. The beam has a 6000lb load which is applied halfway between the center and the right end. Calculate the tension in each bar. All bars are 6ft long and .375" diameter and are made of steel. 3. The attempt at a solution I've been on this for an hour now and can't seem to figure out an answer. Is it true that bar 2 and 3 are carrying 3000lbs?