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# M2 AQA - equilibrium of non-parallel forces Watch

1. I'm trying to do question 2.

Here is my workings. I get x = 2a/3 but the book tells me it's a/3
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4. (Original post by maggiehodgson)
I'm trying to do question 2.

Here is my workings. I get x = 2a/3 but the book tells me it's a/3
When the weight W is attached the total downward force is then 2W.

You should end up with the equation .
5. (Original post by maggiehodgson)
I'm trying to do question 2.

Here is my workings. I get x = 2a/3 but the book tells me it's a/3
For the second part you seem to have neglected to include the weight of the rod.

Resolving vertically,

etc.

Edit: Too slow.
6. (Original post by ghostwalker)
For the second part you seem to have neglected to include the weight of the rod.

Resolving vertically,

etc.

Edit: Too slow.
I thought, "Since ghostwalker isn't around, I'll do."
7. (Original post by BabyMaths)
When the weight W is attached the total downward force is then 2W.

You should end up with the equation .

OMG If all else fails, read the question properly!!!
8. (Original post by ghostwalker)
For the second part you seem to have neglected to include the weight of the rod.

Resolving vertically,

etc.

Edit: Too slow.

Yep, I neglected to read the question properly.

Thanks

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