1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data So I'm trying to do this problem right now. For the most part, I feel like I have 80% of the work done (in terms of finding certain unknowns etc) but I have no idea how to incorporate the θ=3°. What I mean is, what kind of equation can I set up that includes the angle in it? Apparently you don't need trig or anything, so I am a bit lost. 2. Relevant equations ƩMb = 0; FA(a) + FD(b) - P(c) = 0 F = kΔ ΔD/b = ΔA/a (I used similar triangles to achieve this for when the bar will be pulled down) 3. The attempt at a solution At the moment, I have found all the unknowns such as the reaction and spring forces etc. I think I am on the right track, but I just have no idea how I can set up an equation using the maximum angle. Thank you for your help!