MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# The weight that a horizontal beam can support varies inversely as the length of the beam. Suppose that a 2-m beam can support 310 kg. How many kilograms can a 10-m beam support?

Accepted Solution

A:

W = kL where W = weight supported, L = length of the beam and k is constant of variation.

Substituting the given values:-

310 = 2k

k = 155

so equation of variation is W = 155L

For length 10 m the weight it can support is

W = 155*10 = 1550 kg answer

Substituting the given values:-

310 = 2k

k = 155

so equation of variation is W = 155L

For length 10 m the weight it can support is

W = 155*10 = 1550 kg answer