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## Homework Statement

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## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

So I get that

ƩF

_{y}= 0 = F

_{(rod)y}- F

_{(weight)}

ƩF

_{x}= 0 = F

_{(rod)x}- F

_{(spring)}

F

_{(spring)}= 200N * (1.5m + d)

d being the unknown distance that the rod has moved by.

So I get

F

_{(rod)}= 60N / sinθ

F

_{(rod)}= (200N * (1.5m + d)) / cosθ

Which leaves me with 3 unknowns.

d & θ & F

_{(rod)}

But only 2 equations

So I have no idea where to go from here

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