1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The problem is in attached. Desgining basic beam 2. Relevant equations M = E*I(d^2*w/dx^2) slope = E*I (dw/dy) = integral of E*I(d^2*w/dx) + c1 deflection = E*I * (w) = double integral of E*I(d^2*w/dx) + c1x + c2 ΣM*= 0 ΣFx = 0 ΣFy = 0 Yb = ΣAY / ΣA I = Σ(I* + Ad^2)i bending stress = MC / I 3. The attempt at a solution I dont understand the question. If someone can clear it up for me that would be nice. If someone can tell me what the question asks for, and how I would attack this problem by telling me the first few steps.