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Kyle Grayston

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## Homework Statement

i) Determine the slope of the beam 1m from the wall.

ii) Calculate the deflection at the free end of the beam.

## Homework Equations

Macauly's method of deflection: M = -RX + W[X-a]

Integrate once for slope

Integrate twice for deflection

## The Attempt at a Solution

It is my understanding that a positive deflection is downwards and a negative deflection is upwards.

I am getting a negative answer for the slope which would indicate an upwards slope?

When I use my initial equation to calculate the moment before integrating, I get the correct moment value (27.84kNm) so I feel like that is correct, I am worried that maybe some of the values in my equation should be negative which would change the value of my constants A and B.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.