A diving borad 3.00 m long is supported at a point...

A diving borad 3.00 m long is supported at a point 1.00 m fromthe end, and a diver weighing 500 N stands at the free end. The diving board is of uniform cross section and weighs 280N.
A. Find the force at the support point.
B. Find the force at the end that is beng held down.

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  1. sonia mitchelle
    sonia mitchelle

    F1+F2=280+500
    TAKING TORQUE ABOUT SUPPORT POINT
    .5(280/3)-F1=(560/3)+500*2
    F1=-1140N
    NEGATIVE FORCE MEANS F1 IS ALONG THE DOWNWARD DIRECTION
    F2=1920 N

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