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Two rods X and Y are attached to a weight of mass M as shown in figure. Then (A) both X and Y experience compression (B) both X and Y experience extension (C) X experiences extension and Y experiences compression. (D) Y experiences extension and X experiences compression

Two rods X and Y are attached to a weight of mass  M as shown in figure. Then
(A) both X and Y experience compression
(B) both X and Y experience extension
(C) X experiences extension and Y experiences compression.
(D) Y experiences extension and X experiences compression

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Abhinav
askIITians Faculty 387 Points
7 years ago
As you can see force due to mass M will be balanced by vertical component of force in rod X.

So, rod X will be in tension and hence experience extention.

On the other hand rod Y willbe in state of compression so as to balance horizontal component of force in rod X

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