1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If the load on the uniform beam shown below is moved to the left, how do the tension force T and the magnitude of the vertical force Fv exerted by the wall on the hinge change? The answer is A 2. Relevant equations torque = Fdsin(theta) 3. The attempt at a solution My equation was Tsinx = fd. I understand when the object is moved to the left the distance decreases, and the angle decreases, but I don't understand how the vertical force increases exerted by the wall Also for the 2nd question ( the ladder one) why is the answer B? What I thought was Fgdcos theta = FN2(d)(cos theta) + FN1(d)(cos theta), so when the distance for FN1 increases wouldn't the force increase too?