Hi there,

I've been struggling with this problem for a little while, I'm not sure quite how to solve it. Essentially it is this:

A platform is suspended at points A, B, & C and held in equilibrium. a downward Force F is applied to the platform at point P. Calculate the distribution of force F that is applied to points A, B, & C.

The distribution of force will be used in the equations below:

(Force at A) = F * (Ratio at A)

(Force at B) = F * (Ratio at C)

(Force at C) = F * (Ratio at C)

I'm assuming the sum of distributions is equal to 1, as any object added to the platform cant weigh more than it does ^^ So:

1 = (Ratio at A) + (Ratio at B) + (Ratio at C)

I've tried a few things to work out the correct ratios using this as my main sanity check. If anyone can explain how I can work this out, or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. It would also be great to know how to find the distribution given any number of support points on the platform.

Thanks in advance!

I've been struggling with this problem for a little while, I'm not sure quite how to solve it. Essentially it is this:

A platform is suspended at points A, B, & C and held in equilibrium. a downward Force F is applied to the platform at point P. Calculate the distribution of force F that is applied to points A, B, & C.

The distribution of force will be used in the equations below:

(Force at A) = F * (Ratio at A)

(Force at B) = F * (Ratio at C)

(Force at C) = F * (Ratio at C)

I'm assuming the sum of distributions is equal to 1, as any object added to the platform cant weigh more than it does ^^ So:

1 = (Ratio at A) + (Ratio at B) + (Ratio at C)

I've tried a few things to work out the correct ratios using this as my main sanity check. If anyone can explain how I can work this out, or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. It would also be great to know how to find the distribution given any number of support points on the platform.

Thanks in advance!

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