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Problem: A 70 kg man walks out on a 10 kg beam that rests on but is not attached to two supports. When the beam just starts to tip what is the force exerted on the beam by the right support?

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Newton's second law:

ΣF=ma

When the beam starts to tip, all the downward forces are balanced by the right support.

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A 70 kg man walks out on a 10 kg beam that rests on but is not attached to two supports. When the beam just starts to tip what is the force exerted on the beam by the right support?

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