Posted by **Hester** on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 8:35pm.

A bridge is 40.0 m. A car weighs 1.5 x 10^4 N and it is parked with its center of gravity located 12.0 meters from the right pier. What upward support force must be provided by the left pier?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 8:39pm
draw the figure. Put the weight of the bridge in the center, and the car as determined.

Sum moments about the right pier.

clockwise positive.

LeftPierforceup*40-weightbridge*20-weightcar*12=0

so, if you know the weight of the bridge, you have it. Surely you don't want to ignore that, however, your teacher is your teacher.

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