Calculating Load Factors ```Name: G Status: other Age: 40s Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A ``` Question: ```The older we get,,,well, I am trying to calculate some load factors with what seems to have me baffeled. example: picture a : 80% V1 20% V2------------------------ wheel wheel------50%------wheel v3 v4 v5 This is the problem: if v1=2500 lbs, how can I calculate the values for v2,v3,v4,v5 ??? the percentages can be expressed in any unit of length I know it's stareing me in the face but I am drawing a blank. your help would be appreciated. ``` Replies: ```V2 + V3 = V1 (force) V2 * 0.8 = V3 * 0.2 (torque) V4 + V5 = V2 (force) V4 = V5 (torque) Tim Mooney ``` Click here to return to the Mathematics Archives

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