## Solution to Problem 238 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 238**

The lower ends of the three bars in Fig. P-238 are at the same level before the uniform rigid block weighing 40 kips is attached. Each steel bar has a length of 3 ft, and area of 1.0 in.^{2}, and E = 29 × 10^{6} psi. For the bronze bar, the area is 1.5 in.^{2} and E = 12 × 10^{6} psi. Determine (a) the length of the bronze bar so that the load on each steel bar is twice the load on the bronze bar, and (b) the length of the bronze that will make the steel stress twice the bronze stress.

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