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Interesting Statics Problem

  1. Dec 25, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I found this question and thought the situation was quite an interesting one.

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    2. Relevant equations
    Seem to only be the 3 general equilibrium form of equations.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The problem I encountered with this question was that when I isolated 2 or 3 members out of the system I got an answer for the reaction forces as W/3 but when I isolated only one plank, the equations suggested that the reaction forces were different at each point of contact. Has me mind boggled, all replies would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2015 #2

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    Hi Adam,
    1. Show your work. Perhaps someone sees where something goes awry.
    2. Make is side view showing all the forces.
     
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