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1. Determine the magnitude of the resultant force FR = F1 + F2 and its direction, measured
counterclockwise from the positive w axis.

F1 = 250 N
F2 = 500 N
1 = 30 deg
2 = 30 deg
3 = 45 deg

2. A resultant force F is necessary to hold the ballon in place. Resolve this force into components along the tether lines
AB and AC, and compute the magnitude of each component.

1 = 30 deg
2 = 45 deg
F = 350 lb

3. The cable exerts a tension of 2 kN on the fixed bracket at A. Write the vector expression for tension

4. Determine the magnitude of force F so that the resultant FR of the three forces is as small as
possible. What is the minimum magnitude of FR?

F1 = 5 kN
F2 = 4 kN
= 30 deg

5. The access door is held in the 30o open position by the chain AB. If the tension in the chain is 100
N, determine the projection of tension force onto the diagonal axis CD of the door.

6. Replace the three forces which act on the bent bar by a force-couple system at the support point A.
Then determine the x-intercept of the line of action of the stand-alone resultant force R.

7. Determine the moment of the force F about the Oa axis. Express the result as a Cartesian vector.

F = 20 N


8. The curved rod lies in the x-y plane and has radius r. If a
force F acts at its end as shown, determine the moment of this
force about point O.

= 45 deg
F = 80 N

9. Three couples are formed by the three pairs of equal and opposite forces. Determine the resultant M of the three

10. The trap door OA is raised by the cable AB which passes over the small guide pulleys at B. The tension everywhere
in the cable is T, and this tension applied at A causes a moment Mo about the hinge at O. Plot the quantity Mo/T , which
is the moment arm relative to O of the tension applied at A, as a function of the door angle for the range 0 90.
Determine the maximum and minimum values of the moment arm over this range of .