The steel (E = 30 x 10 psi) bar shown below has two segments and has rigid supports at each end. Let Aj = 2 in?, A2 = 1 in?, L1 = 15 in, L2 = 10 in. If the maximum stress in the bar is not to exceed 50 ksi (tensile or compressive), what is the maximum force, P, that can be applied at point B? B

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