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    Equilibrium of Bodies: Force and Torque

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    If we have a uniform diving board, with a length 5.0 m and mass 54 kg, is supported at two points; one support is located 3.4 m from the end of the board and the second is at 4.6 m from the end (see the figure attached). What are the forces acting on the board due to the two supports when a diver of mass 65 kg stands at the end of the board over the water? Assume that these forces are vertical. [Hint: In this problem, consider using two different torque equations about different rotation axes. This may help you determine the directions of the two forces.]
    Left support =_______kN downward
    Right support =_______kN upward

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    If we have a uniform diving board, with a length 5.0 m and mass 54 kg, is supported at two points; one support is located 3.4 m from the end of the board and the second is at 4.6 m from the end (see the figure attached). What are the forces acting on the board due to the two supports when a diver of mass 65 kg stands at the end of the board ...

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    The force on the two supports of a spring board are calculated by considering translational and rotational equilibrium.

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