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# (Solved): You open a restaurant and hope to entice customers by hanging out a sign as shown in the figure bel ...

You open a restaurant and hope to entice customers by hanging out a sign as shown in the figure below. The uniform horizontal beam supporting the sign has a length of L = 1.50 m, has a weight of 157 N, and is hinged to the wall. The cable makes an angle of  = 41.4\deg with the beam, as shown. The sign itself is uniform with a weight of 274 N. The two wires supporting the sign are d = 0.900 m apart, and are equally spaced from the middle of the sign. (a) Find the tension T in the cable. (b) Find the reaction force (magnitude and direction) exerted on the left end of the beam by the hinge. Hint: The weight of the sign (call it Ws) acts at the CM of the sign, indicated by the . You know L and d, so you can easily calculate the lever arm for Ws (call it x).

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