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# A hungry bear weighing 735 N walks out on a beam in an attempt to retrieve...

A hungry bear weighing 735 N walks out on a beam in an attempt to retrieve a basket of goodies hanging at the end of the beam (see the figure below). The beam is uniform, weighs 200 N, and is 5.00 m long, and it is supported by a wire at an angle of θ = 60.0°. The basket weighs 80.0 N.

A horizontal plank is attached at the left end to a vertical wall. A rod with a pulley at the right end extends a distance x horizontally to the right from the wall above the plank. A cable connected to the wall just above the rod goes around the pulley then down and right to the end of the plank, making an acute angle θ with the plank. A basket of goodies hangs down from the right end of the plank and a bear stands on the plank below the rod a distance x from the wall.

(a) Draw a force diagram for the beam. (Submit a file with a maximum size of 1 MB.)

(b) When the bear is at x = 1.04 m, find the tension in the wire supporting the beam.

When the bear is at x = 1.04 m, find the components of the force exerted by the wall on the left end of the beam. (Assume the positive +x direction is to the right and the positive +y direction is upward. Include the sign of the value in your answer.)

 Fx =  N Fy =  N

(c) If the wire can withstand a maximum tension of 800 N, what is the maximum distance the bear can walk before the wire breaks?
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Okay, from the diagram description, I got this idea

Tsin * L = 735 * 1.04 + 200 * 2.5 + 80 * 5

T sin 60 * 5 = 735 * 1.04 + 200 * 2.5 + 80 * 5

so,

T = 384.37 N

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Fx = T cso 60 =192.2 N

Fy = W + mg + Mg - Tsin 60

Fy = 682.12 N

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use same equation as part (a) , this time we need to solve the distance of bear from left end

800 sin 60 *5 = 735 * x + 200 * 2.5 + 80 * 5

solve for x, I got

x = 3.488 m