## Beam Distributed Load

In the below diagram, a distributed load of 10 N/m is applied to a section of Beam A-B. What is the reaction force a point B? Ignore the beam weight.

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**Hint**

The distributed force can be represented as a singular, concentrated force (F) acting through the triangle's centroid.

$$$F=\frac{1}{2}(base)(height)$$$

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**Hint 2**

Calculate the sum of moments about Point A to determine the reaction at Point B:

$$$\sum M_{A}=0$$$

The distributed force can be represented as a singular, concentrated force (F) acting through the triangle's centroid. In addition, the triangle's area is the distribution's magnitude.

$$$F=\frac{1}{2}(base)(height)=\frac{1}{2}(6m)(10\frac{N}{m})=30\:N$$$

Next, let's calculate the sum of moments about Point A. We will be able to determine the reaction at Point B:

$$$\sum M_{A}=0=(force)(distance)$$$

$$$R_A(0m)+(12m)R_B-(30N)(8m)=0$$$

$$$(12m)R_B=(30N)(8m)$$$

$$$R_B=\frac{240N\cdot m}{12m}=20\:N$$$

20 N