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## Homework Statement

The towline exerts a force of P = 5.8 kN at the end of the 8-m-long crane boom.

If θ = 30∘ determine the placement x of the hook at B so that this force creates a maximum moment about point O.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

M(max)= 8(5800) = 4.64kN*m

My initial thought was to find the components of P but there is not enough info for that. I've seen some other work equating the x & y distances to M(max) but without another angle I'm not sure where to go.