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Torque: A Balanced Beam

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A $10\text{ meter}$ long uniform beam has a fulcrum at the midpoint. A $400\text{ Newton}$ force acts perpendicularly on the beam at the $8\text{ meter}$ mark as shown below.

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Which of the following forces would produce a balanced torque?

Select TWO answers.

A

Exert a force of $300\text{ N}$ downward at the $1\text{ meter}$ point.

B

Exert a force of $200\text{ Newtons}$ downward at the $6\text{ meter}$ point.

C

Exert a force of $500\text{ Newtons}$ upward at the $2.6\text{ meter}$ point.

D

Exert a force of $300\text{ Newtons}$ upward at the $9\text{ meter}$ point.