Hello please can the following question be answered using moments. I have failed this question twice now getting answers 817.5 and 613.125. Some guidance I have been given is
Moment of a Force = Force x Perpendicular Distance
Applying this we get:
Resistive Force x Distance from Hinge = Clasp Force x Distance from Hinge
Using the correct Resistive Force and correct distances on each side (be careful) we can determine the Clasp Force.