Figure 3.1 shows a boat that has been lifted out of a river . The boat is suspended by two ropes . it is stationary.

The weight of the boat , acting at the centre of mass , is 24 KN. The tensions in the ropes are T 1   and   T 2   .
(i) the moment of the weight of the boat about the point P.
(ii) the tension T 1   .
(iii) the tension T 2   .

Dear Student

i. the force or weight W=24 kN=24000 NDistance CP r=0.40 mso moment of weight τ=W×r=24000×0.40τ=9600 Nmii. Tension in the T1=240002=12000 Niii. Tension in the T1=240002=12000 N


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