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# distance from the support before the plank begins to tip

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A uniform plank of length 4.8 m and weight 211 N rests horizontally on two supports, with 1.1 m of the plank hanging over the right support (see the drawing). To what distance x can a person who weighs 458 N walk on the overhanging part of the plank before it just begins to tip?

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The solution is comprised of detailed explanations of using torque to find the distance of the man standing from one support before the plank just begins to tip.

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When it is just about to tip, it use point A (the right support) as the support. Meaning, the far left end will rise up and leaves the support. ...

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