[SOLVED] Simple Statics Equilbrium 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A diving board of length 3m is supported at a point 1m from the end and a diver weighing 450N stands at the free end. The diving board is of uniform cross section and weighs 285N Pic: http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yf1124no0.jpg Q) Find the magnitude of the force at the support point. 2. Relevant equations Statics Equilbrium? 3. The attempt at a solution Ok i am kind of confused on this one. I know that there are 2 forces down which is 450N + Force of the push down from supported end + the weight of the board = support force. I hope thats right. Im not sure about the exact equation to use. Would it be Torque = 0? But even than i get 2 unknowns (Support Force and force of supported end) But how could i do this without given the supported force down? Thanks!