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Homework Help: Maximum distance

  1. Jun 19, 2005 #1
    A uniform horizontal bar of length L = 5 m and weight 233 N is pinned to a vertical wall and supported by a thin wire that makes an angle of theta = 43o with the horizontal. A mass M, with a weight of 384 N, can be moved anywhere along the bar. The wire can withstand a maximum tension of 547 N. What is the maximum possible distance from the wall at which mass M can be placed before the wire breaks?
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  3. Jun 19, 2005 #2
    :: Use Equilibrium condition ::
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