1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The bar 1 in the figure has a cross-sectional area of 0.75 in^2. If the stress in this bar must be limited to 30 ksi (30,000 psi) determine the maximum load that P that can be supported by the structure. 2. Relevant equations σ = F/A τ = Fd 3. The attempt at a solution σ = F/A F = (30,000 psi)(0.75 in^2) τ = Fd τ = [(30,000psi)(0.75in^2)](6ft) --- torque/moment about B. Then equate to second torque as change distance and force, but still same torque. To clarify, I mean τ = F1d1= F2d2 aka τ = (force in beam 1)(6ft) = (P)(10ft) τ2 = F2d2=(30,000psi)(0.75in^2)(6ft) F2(10ft) = (30,000psi)(0.75in^2)(6ft) F2= (30,000psi*0.75in^2*6ft)/10ft F2= 13500 lb ft That should be reasonable as the original force (@ beam 1) would have been 30000*0.75 = 22500 lb ft. Since the distance to P is larger, the force should be smaller (and it is) to keep the torque the same. Is there anything wrong with this answer or my method? We are studying considerably more difficult material, so I question the above easy solution.