Theresa L.

asked • 09/29/13

The Maximum Weight

The Maximum weight that a rectangular beam can support varies jointly as its width and the square of its height and inversely as its length. If a beam 1/3 foot wide, 1/4 foot high, and 17 feet long can support 10 tons, Find how much a similar beam can support if the beam is 3/4 foot wide, 1/3 foot high, and 13 feet long. 

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