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Tension weight

A 20.0 ft horizontal arm is uniform and weighs 50.0 lbs. Find the tension in the cable and the horizontal and vertical forces at the hinge for a load of 500 lbs located 5.00 ft from the right end as shown.

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This solution is provided in 105 words in an attached .doc file. It uses a simple calculation for finding torque, and then uses this information to find tension in the string and the horizontal and vertical forces on the hinge.

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