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Forces and Mass of a Strut

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The system in figure 13-45 is in equilibrium. A mass of 225 kg hangs from the end of the uniform strut. The tension T in the supporting cable is measured to be 6,910 N.
a) What is the mass of the strut?
b) What is the vertical component of the force exerted on the strut by the hinge?
c) What is the horizontal component of the force exerted on the strut by the hinge?

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