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# Solution: Find the diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5

#### Problem Statement: ME Board April 1998

A steel tie rod on bridge must be made to withstand a pull of 5000 lbs. Find the diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5 and ultimate stress of 64,000 psi.
• A. 0.75 in
• B. 0.71 in
• C. 0.84 in
• D. 0.79 in

The diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5 and ultimate stress of 64,000 psi is 0.71 in.

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