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A 35 ft simply supported beam is loaded with concentrated loads 15 ft in from each support. On one end, the dead load is 8 kips and the live load is 18 kips. At the other end, the dead load is 4 kips and the live load is 9 kips. Include the self-weight of the beam in the design. Lateral supports are provided at the supports and the load points. Determine the least-weight W-shape to carry the load. Use A992 Steel and Cb = 1.0.

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