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## Homework Statement

In the figure, the diver is simply standing at the end of the board, before beginning her diving action. The distance from support post B to the position of the diver's feet is L~=~ 2.1 m, and the distance from support post B to support post A is d~=~ 1.110 m. The weight of the diving board is 230 N and the mass of the diving board is uniformly distributed.

http://session.masteringphysics.com/problemAsset/1000057181/10/diver.jpg

**Find the magnitude of the force exerted on the board by the supporting structure at point A.**

## Homework Equations

t = torque

t = F*r

## The Attempt at a Solution

For the first part of the question i had to find the torque on the front support B.

t = F*r

t = 58(9.8)(2.1) = 1193.6 Nm

From here i thought to get the force on point A i could

find the torque on point A and subtract the torque at point B

t

_{a}= 58(9.8)(2.1+1.11) = 1824.56

t

_{a}= 1824.56 - 1193.6 = 630.96

then to solve for the force on point a

F

_{a}= t

_{a}/(2.1+1.11)

F

_{a}= 630.96/(2.1+1.11) =

**196.56 N**

Does this look right? I feel it is wrong.

Thank you for any help :)