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Simple representation of the problem is the analysis of the forces and reactions of a table with a non-centered weight on it. I am seeking the reaction forces at the four legs.

Specifics...

Table width - 48"

Table length - 72"

Table height - 36"

Total weight of table and load is 250 lbs.

C.O.G. of all weight is...

x=32" (width)

y=26" (length)

z=28" (height)

I need to determine, from this loading, how much force each of the four legs exerts on the floor.

I have summed forces, summed moments, and come up with 3 equations and four unknowns. How can I get to the answer?

Thanks in advance for any efforts to show me how to do this. I have an ME degree but please make no assumptions of prerequisite knowledge. I'm afraid it has been long forgotten. Please spell it out for me if you can.

MW

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