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Given:When a diver jumps on a diving board, he exerts a 840 N force on the end of a diving board. The board has a length of L = 4.0 m, a width of 0.6 m and a thickness of 5 cm. Let a = 1.2 m. Assume that the board is simply supported at its left end, and at x = a.

Req'd: Determine the maximum magnitude of the bending moment Mmax in the board.

Mmax =  kN·m  (1%)