1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data in the attached picture are all the information needed to solve the problem. The bent rod of a negligible weight is supported by a ball and a socket joint at A and a single journal bearing at B. End of D of the rod rests against a friction-less vertical surface. find the reaction forces at A and B. 2. Relevant equations sum of forces sum of moments Reaction forces: Dx By Bx Mbx Mby Ax Ay Az 3. The attempt at a solution moment around a line AB to get D but then i am stuck!! should i get the moment around line AD to get By and Bx? or there is even an easier way? double 2D perhaps? I know i can use the moment around A and the equilibrium of forces in X,Y, and Z but that will take the whole day, and i am sure the prof created the question in a way that will screw you up if you solve it using the equilibrium equations. I would be grateful if you help me with this.