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Vertical force physics

  1. Jun 6, 2004 #1
    A 160 kg horizontal beam is supported at each end. A 300 kg piano rests a quarter of the way from one end.
    What is the vertical force on the support closest to the piano?

    How do i do this?????? :confused:
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  3. Jun 6, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    conditions for equilibrium

    Consider that for equilibrium:
    (a) Net force must be zero
    (b) Net torque about any point must be zero
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