# Engineering Mechanics - Equilibrium of a Particle - Discussion

### Discussion :: Equilibrium of a Particle - General Questions (Q.No.5)

5. Determine the tension developed in cables OD and OB and the strut OC, required to support the 500-lb crate. The spring OA has an unstretched length of 0.2 ft and a stiffness of kOA = 350lb/ft. The force in the strut acts along the axis of the strut.

 [A]. Fob = 289 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 131.3 lb [B]. Fob = 86.2 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 506 lb [C]. Fob = 375 lb, Foc = 0, Fod = 375 lb [D]. Fob = 664 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 244 lb

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