Situation
The three-hinged arch shown below is loaded with symmetrically placed concentrated loads as shown in the figure below.
 

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The loads are as follows:
$$P_1 = 90 ~ \text{kN} \qquad P_2 = 240 ~ \text{kN}$$
 

The dimensions are:
$$H = 8 ~ \text{m} \qquad S = 4 ~ \text{kN}$$
 

Calculate the following:
 

1.   The horizontal reaction at A.

A.   0 C.   330 kN
B.   285 kN D.   436 kN

2.   The total reaction at B.

A.   0 C.   330 kN
B.   285 kN D.   436 kN

3.   The vertical reaction at C.

A.   0 C.   330 kN
B.   285 kN D.   436 kN

 

Problem
A 50-m steel tape that is is 0.02 m too long was used to measure the distance between two points A and B. If the measured distance was 160.42 m, calculate the correct distance between A and B.

A.   160.356 m C.   160.844 m
B.   160.484 m D.   160.563 m

 

Problem
A circle has an equation of $x^2 + y^2 + 2cy = 0$. Find the value of $c$ when the length of the tangent from (5, 4) to the circle is equal to one.

A.   5 C.   3
B.   -3 D.   -5