Textbooks always have a "boom" problem and my students never know how to do it even though it is a basic torque problem in equilibrium!
This is an uneditable pdf file of 4 boom problems and answers.
- PAPER MISER version where a student would get a half sheet and work on separate paper
- regular version that is 1 double sided page with room for work.
- regular version with color answers
My answers are different than you might see in most textbooks.
I start with "Clockwise torque = Counter Clockwise torque"
Take a look at the preview file before purchasing - it shows all 4 problems.
I do NOT address the forces at the hinge since that is the pivot point.
This is meant as a exercise in problem solving -- the values are not realistic.
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