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Homework Help: Another reduction to Wrench

  1. Jan 7, 2008 #1
    This one is really discouraging me. It looks sooooo easy since the forces are each in one direction


    The way I have usually handled these as a procedure is: Find [itex]F_r[/itex] and then find [itex]M_r[/itex] about some point and then decompose [itex]M_r[/itex] into components that run parellel and perpendicular to [itex]F_r[/itex]. Then I can usually find P(x,y)

    If I were to move everything to point A I would have:
    And I would also have to find the couple Moments about A:

    I am just unsure where to go from here? Or is this all wrong altogether?
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
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  3. Jan 7, 2008 #2
    I have done this one over soooo many times. I am clearly missing a crucial conceptual point. ANY hints or criticism would help.
  4. Jan 8, 2008 #3
    Well Good Morning!
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