Mechanics Homework 14-2 338 - Equilibrium of Parallel Force System Name_______________

Problem 14-2 The two 12-ft beams shown in Fig. 3-16 are to be moved horizontally with respect to each other and load P shifted to a new position on CD so that all three reactions are equal. How far apart will R 2 and R 3 then be? How far will P be from D?

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P is 8 ft to the left of D.

R2 and R3 are 6 ft apart.