posted by kev on .
An 76 kg construction worker sits down 2.0 m from the end of a 1440 kg steel beam to eat his lunch. The cable supporting the beam is rated at 15,000 N. Should the worker be worried? Determine the tension in the cable.
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I can't figure it out.. I know I need to use tension sin 30, multiply it by the total distance and set it equal to the tension of the worker and beam but I can't get it right.. any help?
man (76*9.8)N*4m = 2979 N*m
Beam (1440*9.8)N*3m= 42336 N*m
Total torque 2979+42336= 45315 N*m
He should back up some