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Statics Homework-couple moments- can't find where to start

  1. Sep 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am in my second year of mechanical engineering.
    This is a statics problem i would like help starting

    http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9501/hw1z.jpg [Broken]


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know I need to calculate the force time distance but i can't figure it out.

    Thanks!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2009 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi GarrettKoep! Welcome to PF! :wink:
    Yes, you need the force times the perpendicular distance (from the point you're taking moments about).

    Choose any convenient point (personally, I'd go for F). :smile:
     
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