A staging that weighs Wstaging supports a painter weighing 620 N. The reading on the left scale is 660 N and the reading on the right scale is 410 N. What is the weight of the staging? Answer in units of N
physics - MathMate, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 8:49pm
Make a free body diagram of the staging.
Sum forces acting on the staging, and the total should be zero.
Upward (reaction) forces=660+410=1070 N
Downward forces = 620 N + W
Sum to zero