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A 160-lb person is walking across a level bridge and stops three-fourths of the way from one end. The bridge is uniform and weighs 600 lb. What are the values of the vertical forces exerted on each end of the bridge by its supports?

A 160-lb person is walking across a level bridge and stops three-fourths of the way from one end. The bridge is uniform and weighs 600 lb. What are the values of the vertical forces exerted on each end of the bridge by its supports?

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Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
7 years ago
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Therefore, the upward force provided by the bridge at the end farther from the person is 340 lb.
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Therefore, the upward force provided by bridge at the end closer to the person is 420 lb .

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