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A platform in equilibrium with torques.

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A uniform, level platform whose weight is P= 260 nt is held up by a vertical rope at one end ant a vertical cable at the other end. The length of the platform is L= 4.6 m. A painter whose weight W= 825 nt stands at a distance d=1.4 m from the rope.
See ATTACHMENT for diagram of parameters.
Find C, the force in the cable.

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A platform in equilibrium with torques are found. A diagram of parameters are determined.

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Physics statements:
A. The equilibrium law states that about any chosen axis, "the total clockwise (cl) torque must be equal to the total counter clockwise torque ...

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