If a number of co-planar forces acting at a point be in equilibrium, the sum of clockwise moments must be equal to the sum of anticlockwise moments, about any point.

If a number of co-planar forces acting at a point be in equilibrium, the sum of clockwise moments must be equal to the sum of anticlockwise moments, about any point.

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Varingon's theorem of moments states that if a number of coplanar forces acting on a particle are in equilibrium, then the algebraic sum of their moments about any point is equal to the moment of their resultant force about the same point.

According to the law of moments, if a number of coplanar forces acting on a particle are in equilibrium, then the algebraic sum of their moments about any point in their plane is zero.

For any system of coplanar forces, the condition of equilibrium is that the

algebraic sum of the horizontal components of all the forces should be zero

algebraic sum of the vertical components of all the forces should be zero

algebraic sum of moments of all the forces about any point should be zero

The forces, whose lines of action are parallel to each other and act in the same directions, are known as like parallel forces.