Question 1: Hanging block (12 points) A horizontal rod of mass M and length L is…

Question 1: Hanging block (12 points) A horizontal rod of mass M and length L is attached to a hinge and supported at its end by a massless wire oriented at an angle o relative to the rod. A block of mass 4M is connected to the rod at a distance L/3 from the hinge. The system is in static equilibrium. (a) [2 points) Question: Draw the free-body-diagram, i.e., all external forces acting on the block-rod system. Answer: (b) [7 points Question: For a rod weighing Mg=2 N, what is the vertical component Fy of the force exerted by the hinge on the rod. Your answer should be numerical. Answer: (c) (3 points] Question: The wire can only withstand a tension of Tmax = 6 Mg. What is the minimal angle (min that the wire can make with the rod before it snaps? Answer: Omin =