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2D equilibrium of a rigid body

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

    http://i.imgur.com/0h6dF.png

    2. Relevant equations

    ƩFx=0
    ƩFy=0
    ƩMo=0
    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
    http://i.imgur.com/zoSAh.png

    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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