# Solution to Problem 244 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 244**

A homogeneous bar with a cross sectional area of 500 mm^{2} is attached to rigid supports. It carries the axial loads P_{1} = 25 kN and P_{2} = 50 kN, applied as shown in Fig. P-244. Determine the stress in segment BC. (Hint: Use the results of Prob. 243, and compute the reactions caused by P_{1} and P_{2} acting separately. Then use the principle of superposition to compute the reactions when both loads are applied.)