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A diver of weight 582 N stands at the end of a uniform 4.48-m diving board of weight 142 N. The board is attached by two pedestals 1.55 m apart, as shown in Fig. Find the tension (or compression) in each of the two pedestals.

A diver of weight 582 N stands at the end of a uniform 4.48-m diving board of weight 142 N. The board is attached by two pedestals 1.55 m apart, as shown in Fig. Find the tension (or compression) in each of the two pedestals.

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Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
7 years ago
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The negative sign highlights the fact the force F1 is directed downwards.
Therefore, the magnitude of the force experienced by the leftmost pedestal is 1170 N .

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