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Homework Help: Lifting physics help

  1. Nov 15, 2009 #1
    Not sure about this one, any help?

    Two men want to carry a wooden beam weighing 200 lbs which is 20 feet long. Both men are equal height however one is stronger than the other and wishes to bear 50% more the weight. How far from the end of the beam should both of the men be to make this possible?
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  3. Nov 15, 2009 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Re: Lifting

    That is a very easy problem. Do you really have no idea how to start? Let's see what you think first.
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