(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A diving board of length L is supported at a point a distance x from the end, and a diver weighing w_1 stands at the free end . The diving board is of uniform cross section and weighs w_2.

Find the force at the support point.

3. The attempt at a solution

I used the torque = 0 equation since this has to be an equilibrium, which also means the sum off all forces = 0 as well.

Net Torque=F_Support(x)-W_2(L/2)-W1(L-x) = 0

then

F_support = W_2(L/2)+W_1(L-x)/x

but that isn't correct

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# Homework Help: Static Equilibrium Problem: A diving board

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