IMAT 2016 Q58 Physics

How do you solve these beam problems? Thanks!

Hi! This is a moment question and we need to balance the forces in order to find the upwards forces that are distributed between the two to give the total upward for of 500+300=800 N = downward forces.

So I calculated the upward force for the support on the right side first by balancing the anticlockwise moments ABOUT that point and then subtracted that from 800 to find the force of the other support.

Hope this helps!



Thank you!! I get it now