Hey, guys. So in this example, we have an inclined beam that's held against the floor. So you have a force *f* here, and it also has the hinge here supporting it. So let's check it out. We have a 100-kilogram beam, so mass equals 100. It has a length of 4 meters and it's held at equilibrium. This means all the forces are 0, add up to 0, and all the torques add up to 0 by a hinge down here and by a force that you apply *f* right here. The beam is held at an angle of 30 degrees above the horizontal. So this angle here is 30. I'm going to put the 30 in here so that I can draw the *mg* in here and your force is directed at 50 degrees above the horizontal. So the distance from your force all the way to the horizontal right here is 50. Now if this is 30, this is 30 as well. So we're going to split up that 50 into you got a 30 here. And if the bottom is 30, the whole thing is 50, it means that the top over here is 20. So 20 plus 30 equals 50. We want to find *f*. We also want to find the magnitude and direction of the net force. So this *f* can get split into *f _{x}* and

*f*. And if the

_{y}*f*is this way, remember, the forces have to cancel. There's only one force, in the x-axis, which is to the right. So the hinge must pull this thing back to the left to hold it in place. So I'm going to say that the hinge has an

_{x}*h*. We're going to assume that the vertical hinge force will be up. So we're going to assume that I have an

_{x}*h*that is up. And if this assumption is correct, our total

_{y}*h*will look like this. Okay? So I have the net

_{net}*h*force

*h*and then I have the angle which is theta

_{net}_{h}. So we're looking for

*f*and we're looking for

*h*and theta

_{net}_{h}. Cool? So let me just highlight the stuff we're looking for. And the way we're going to solve this is by writing that the sum of all forces equals 0 on the x-axis, the sum of all forces equals 0 on the y-axis. And if necessary, which it will be, we're going to write torque equations or at least one torque equation. Okay? One key difference in how I'm going to solve this versus some of the previous questions we solved is that instead of working with

*f*and

_{x}*f*in their component forms, I'm actually just going to work with

_{y}*f*. And the reason is in this particular case, it's going to be simpler. So if you had a question, where you had a bar like this held by a rope, you had a tension that split into tension

_{y}and tension

_{x}. Tension

_{x}produced no torque. Torque of tension

_{x}equals 0. So tension

_{x}was kind of useless. It didn't really do much. So it's easier to think of

*t*since

*x*was useless. It was easier to think of

*t*as just

*t*and then keep these two separate, the x and y instead of working with just the total vector

_{y}*t*. So these questions were a little bit simpler so it was better to do that. Here, we got a bunch of angles. I got the 30, I got the 50, whatever. So it's going to be simpler to just work with the complete form of the vector, the vector form and not the components, the individual components. We're going to work with the entire vector. It doesn't matter. You could have done it the other way and it would have worked just as well. But you just have one more force because you have

*f*and

_{x}*f*. That's 2 forces as opposed to just having

_{y}*f*which is 1. So I'm going to do that. It would have worked the other way but that's how we're going to roll for this one. Alright. So, the forces in the x-axis are

*h*and

_{x}*f*. So I can write that

_{x}*f*and

_{x}*h*are equal to each other because they cancel each other. The forces in the y-axis are

_{x}*f*

_{y}*h*, and then

_{y}*mg*. So I can write that

*f*plus

_{y}*h*equals

_{y}*mg*. Now notice that I don't know

*f*. I don't know

_{x}*h*. I don't know

_{x}*f*. I don't know

_{y}*h*. I know

_{y}*mg*. So we don't know. There's a ton of stuff we don't know here. So this is not going to be enough. I'm going to have to write a third equation which is going to be a torque equation. Sum of all torque equals 0 about some reference axis. Now remember, the way you want to do this is the reason why we're writing this equation is because we're looking for

*f*. So you want to write your torque equation away from this point, right? So let's say we got points 1, 2, 3. Point 3 is the worst point to write the torque equation about because if you were to do this if you were to write the sum of all torques on point 3, these guys, you're basically treating this as the axis. And these forces