Physics advice please? If a question was to ask, calculate the maximum bending moment Could I find out the shear force points and graph it, then calculate and plot the bending points and manually find the max by observing the highest peak or is there an equation I should use? The beam is 3 meters long. Simply supported at either end and carries two point loads, one at 1m (5kn) and the second at 2m (10kn). No u.d.l Can someone advise me of the best way. Bearing in mind the question says calculate? For my resistance I get x1 to be 6.7kn and x2 at 8.3kn. For my shear force diagram I get +6.7 for m1, +1.7 for m2 and -8.3 for m3 Bending diagram I get at m1 to be +6.7, m2 to be +8.4 and m3 to be +0.2 Am I correct so far or have I over complicated things when I could have used an equation?