Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 12 - Exercises and Problems - Page 219: 64



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Here, we see that the sum of the torques and the sum of the forces are 0 since the system is in equilibrium. Furthermore, for this to be true, the pivot must apply the necessary vertical force. Thus, c is the best option.
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