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1. Doing a paper and there's a diagram of a lever holding up a plank and it asks me to work out the thrust, but I'm sure the textbook has never mentioned anything about thrust?

I presume you need to use moments to work it out but I don't understand the question...

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...e_20090522.pdf

it's Q4 in the pdf
2. (Original post by lightningdoritos)
Doing a paper and there's a diagram of a lever holding up a plank and it asks me to work out the thrust, but I'm sure the textbook has never mentioned anything about thrust?

I presume you need to use moments to work it out but I don't understand the question...

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...e_20090522.pdf

it's Q4 in the pdf
When you have tension in a towbar you draw two arrows from the ends pointing in towards the centre of the towbar. Thrust is the opposite. Draw two equal forces pointing out from the centre of the object causing the thrust.

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