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Homework Help: Tension of offset wires

  1. Nov 16, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a uniform horizontal steel beam of mass 35kg and length of 5m is supported by two vertical cables. the first attached at the left end and the second 1m from the opposite end. find the tension in the cable on the right.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no idea how to do this with offset wires. if they were both on the end it would be easier.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 16, 2011 #2
    You can start by taking moments about the end where there is one of the cables attached.
  4. Nov 16, 2011 #3
    I solved it. Thanks!
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