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- How do I calculate the tension of a cement block on top of a steel pole. Please bear with me, I am not that proficient with math but I am eager to learn.

Let's say I have a 1 meter steel pole with a diameter of 10 centimeters standing upright, and I have a cement block of 30 cm length and 10 cm width and an assumed weight of 5 kilograms.

If I place the cement block on top of the steel pole, assuming that neither the pole or the cement block tips how much tension would it be exerting onto the steel pole? And how much tension can the steel pole take until it starts to bend or break?

If I place the cement block on top of the steel pole, assuming that neither the pole or the cement block tips how much tension would it be exerting onto the steel pole? And how much tension can the steel pole take until it starts to bend or break?