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## Homework Statement

A beam of mild structual steel has a solid square cross section of 100 mm and is simply supported by two supports 3 m apart. Calculate the dead load that can safely be supported when applied to the middle of the beam?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I am very confused about this could someone please offer me some guidance on what I should be looking to calculate please. Should I be calculating the maximum bending moment / by the material saftey fraction in my book?