Well this is the second time I have been given a problem that I just don't know what to do at work.
Simply put you have a beam that has 3 supports. A,B,C. With a weight at point w.
The goal I am told is to find all 3 points with just the the known of w (weight), L(length of beam), x (distance of point B from point A) and y (distance of weight from point A)
You got me. He said this would be easier than finding the weight of the support points on a piece of machinery.
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried using moments around point A and C but yeah that didn't work at all.