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Homework Help: A litle help?

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1
    Hello guyz,i'm facing this problem in my statics class...and thought posting it here so i can get some help :)

    here it goes

    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/6241/58856343aw8.jpg [Broken]

    Ok this is what i did and i'm kinda stuck...

    just bare with me

    http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8193/36829965uu4.jpg [Broken]

    I'm not able to find The angle between The reaction at point A and the X-axis so i can project.... any suggestions?

    and plus how shall i decompose the weight ?
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  3. Nov 10, 2008 #2


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    Hi JosephR! :smile:

    Since the only given force, the weight, is vertical, it would be simpler to make the x and y directions horizontal and vertical, and to split the normal and pulling forces into Nx Ny Bx and By.

    Then take moments about B and A. :wink:
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