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Homework Help: 2D equilibrium of a rigid body

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    not sure what unknowns are
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2012 #2
    Start by enumerating the forces.
  4. Oct 9, 2012 #3

    my main problem is that i dont know what to do with B
  5. Oct 9, 2012 #4
    If you do not know, treat it generically. Assume it is a sum a horizontal and a vertical reaction forces. Then solve for them independently.
  6. Oct 9, 2012 #5
    ok I think I got it now. I was just confused and assumed there would be a moment at B. Thanks
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