# Crushing Force

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Shown in the attached file is a crushing device. A 200lb force is applied to the end of the handle as shown. The slider block at pt "e" is frictionless. Determine the crushing force P. (Assume all member self-weights are negligible).

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A mechanics problem, estimation of crushing force for a given problem.

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Apply moment about b to find force in cd:

200*30 = Fcd * 4

=> Fcd = 200*30/4 = 1500 lb

As ad and de are have X and Y lengths equal, they will have ...

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