# physics

posted by .

A sign with a mass of 1000.0 kg is suspended from a wall with a cable that is attached to the wall at a point 3 m above a horizontal beam that causes the sign to be a distance of 4 m from the wall. What is the tension in the cable?

• physics -

Well, you didn't say the mass of the beam. In practice, one cant ignore that.

Where the sign is attached, write vertical force equations (break tension into vertical and horizonal forces), horizontal forces.
Add them, in each case, they equal zero.

Finally, write the sum of moments about that point and set to zero.

It will solve.

## Similar Questions

1. ### Physics

A uniform steel beam of length 5.50 m has a weight of 4.50 103 N. One end of the beam is bolted to a vertical wall. The beam is held in a horizontal position by a cable attached between the other end of the beam and a point on the …
2. ### Science

a 51.0 kg uniform square sign, of edge L = 2.00 m, is hung from a horizontal rod of length dh = 3.00 m and negligible mass. A cable is attached to the end of the rod and to a point on the wall at distance dv = 4.00 m above the point …
3. ### physics

a 51.0 kg uniform square sign, of edge L = 2.00 m, is hung from a horizontal rod of length dh = 3.00 m and negligible mass. A cable is attached to the end of the rod and to a point on the wall at distance dv = 4.00 m above the point …
4. ### Physics

A 500N person stands 2.5m from a wall against which a horizontal beam is attached. The beam is 6m long and weighs 200N. A cable is attached to the free end of the beam and makes an angle of 45 to the horizontal and is attached to the …
5. ### physics 121 hanging sign

A sign has a mass of 1050 kg, a height h = 1 m, and a width W = 4 m. It is held by a light rod of length 5 m that is perpendicular to a rough wall. A guy wire at 23° to the horizontal holds the sign to the wall. Note that the distance …
6. ### Physics

A circular shop sign of mass 10kg is to be hung from the wall of the shop. The sign hangs from a light, rigid horizontal support of length 0.48m that is hinged to the wall at one end A. The other end B of the support is attached by …
7. ### physics

A uniform, horizontal beam is 5.00m long and has a weight of 200N. The beam is hinged at one end to a wall. A 600N weight is attached to the order end of the beam. The beam is supported by cable at the end opposite the wall. The cable …
8. ### Physics

A purple beam is hinged to a wall to hold up a blue sign. The beam has a mass of mb = 6.1 kg and the sign has a mass of ms = 16.4 kg. The length of the beam is L = 2.83 m. The sign is attached at the very end of the beam, but the horizontal …
9. ### Physics

A purple beam is hinged to a wall to hold up a blue sign. The beam has a mass of mb = 6.7 kg and the sign has a mass of ms = 17.4 kg. The length of the beam is L = 2.83 m. The sign is attached at the very end of the beam, but the horizontal …
10. ### Physics

A purple beam is hinged to a wall to hold up a blue sign. The beam has a mass of mb = 6.7 kg and the sign has a mass of ms = 17.4 kg. The length of the beam is L = 2.83 m. The sign is attached at the very end of the beam, but the horizontal …

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question