# Moment About the X-axis

## Problem 918 | Stress at Each Corner of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Section

**Problem 918**

A compressive load *P* = 12 kips is applied, as in Fig. 9-8a, at a point 1 in. to the right and 2 in. above the centroid of a rectangular section for which *h* = 10 in. and *b* = 6 in. Compute the stress at each corner and the location of the neutral axis. Illustrate the answers with a sketch.