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Torque and Rotational Equilibrium

  1. Apr 10, 2006 #1
    Hi there,

    This is my first time on this great board, I hope I can get some help!

    I've tried both of these torque and equilibrium questions, but cannot find the required variable. (I've tried summing forces in the x and y)

    Please help!

    http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/8610/img0023ob.jpg [Broken]

    1) Find mass

    2) Find tension and reaction force on the hinge.

    Thanks in advance to everyone.


    Steve
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 10, 2006 #2
    Try summing moments. Sum of moments at any point is equal to 0 N*m
     
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