**By symmetry:**$R_1 = R_2 = \frac{1}{2}(80L)$

$R_1 = R_2 = 40L$

$(\,f_b\,)_{max} = \dfrac{Mc}{I}$

- Where
- $(\,f_b\,)_{max} = 3000 \, \text{psi}$
$M = 10L^2 \, \text{lb}\cdot\text{ft}$

$c = h / 2 = 2 \, \text{in}$

$I = \dfrac{bh^3}{12} = \dfrac{2(4^3)}{12} = \frac{32}{3} \, \text{in}^4$

$3000 = \dfrac{10L^2(12)(2)}{32/3}$

$L = 11.55 \, \text{ft}$ *answer*

## Comments

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## It's already correct that L

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