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The upper pulley of a hoist is bolted to an iron beam with two 16 diameter steel bolts.

a) Is it safe to lift a 2-ton mass with the hoist?

b) What is the largest mass that can be lifted with the hoist? Ssteel=7.0x10^10Pa. The maximum safe strain in the bolts is 10^-3.

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The solution discusses if it is safe to lift a 2-ton mass with the hoist, as well as what is the largest mass that can be lifted with the hoist.

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