1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A hiker, who weighs 985 N is strolling through the woods and crosses a small horizontal bridge. the bridge is uniform, weighs 3610 N, and rests on two concrete supports, one at each end. he stops one - fifth of the way along the bridge. What is the magnitude of the force that a concrete support exerts on the bridge: a) at the near end and b) at the far end Answer to a) 2590, b) 2010 2. Relevant equations Static Equilibrium: ƩT = 0 T = Frsinθ 3. The attempt at a solution Took opposite support as pivot point such that Fn x r is the CCW torque where r is the length of bridge Expressed distance from the pivot point of each force in terms of r Wrote net torque equation, crossed out r from both sides Solved for Fn a) Fn = 985 x 4/5 + 3610 x 1/2 Fn = 2593 N b) Fn = 985 x 1/5 + 3610 x 1/2 Fn = 2002 N I am not sure whether or not my approach to this problem is correct.