SheeL no.

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Sheet no.3
1) Consider the volleyball net shown in figure 1.
Determine the angle formed by guy wires AB
and AC, also the angle formed by the guy wires
AC and AD.

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2) Ropes AB and BC are two of the ropes used to
support a tent as shown in figure 2. The two
ropes are attached to a stake at B. if the
tension in rope AB is 540N, determine:
a) The angle between rope AB and the stake,
b) The projection on the stake of the force
exerted by rope AB at point B.

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3) Determine the volume of the parallelepiped
shown in figure 3 when P = 4i -3j +2k , Q = -2i
-5j +k and
S= 7i +j –k

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4) Given the vectors P = 3i –j +k, Q = 4i +Qyj -2k, and S = 2i -2j +2k, determine the value of Qy for which
the three vectors are coplanar.
5) It is known that a vertical force of 800 N is
required to remove the nail at C from the board
as shown in figure 4. As the nail first starts
moving, determine:
a) The moment about B of the force exerted
on the nail,
b) The magnitude of the force P which
creates the same moment about B if 1=10
o
,
c) The smallest force P which creates the
same moment about B.

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6) A crate of mass 80Kg is held in the position
shown in figure 5. Determine:
a) The moment produced by the weight W of
the crate about E,
b) The smallest force applied at B which
creates a moment of equal magnitude and
opposite sense about E.

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7) Before the trunk of a large tree is felled, cables
AB and BC are attached as shown in figure 6.
Knowing that the tensions in cables AB and BC
are 555N and 660 N, respectively, determine
the moment about O of the resultant force
exerted on the tree by the cables at B.

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8) The triangular plate ABC is supported by ball
and socket joints at B and D and is held in the
position shown in figure 7 by cables AE and
CF. if the force exerted by cable AE at A is 55
N, determine the moment of that force about
the line joining points D and B.

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9) A sign erected on uneven ground is guyed by
cables EF and EG as shown in figure 8. If the
force exerted by cable EF at E is 230 N,
determine the moment of that force about the
line joining points A and D.

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