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two solid cylindrical rods AB and BC are welded together at B and loaded as shown. Determine the magnitude of the force P for which the tensile stress in rod AB is twice the magnitude fo the compressive stress in rod BC.

edit: p is supposed to be pointing outward (left)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

im not sure how to do this because i thought stress was calculated at a certain point/area. im not sure how to calculate stress for the whole rod.

stress = load/area

how would i do this?

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# Homework Help: Magnitude fo the compressive stress

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