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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Okay, so I am trying to analyze the reaction forces that are induced by a loading on this axle.

I am running into a problem because my sum of moments equation is not independent of my force summation.

That was due to a poor choice of a point to sum the moments about So I could do it again about another point, but before I do I was wondering. Is there already a common convention on how the loading will be distributed to the reaction forces on the "strut" in the diagram F

Thanks?

I am running into a problem because my sum of moments equation is not independent of my force summation.

That was due to a poor choice of a point to sum the moments about So I could do it again about another point, but before I do I was wondering. Is there already a common convention on how the loading will be distributed to the reaction forces on the "strut" in the diagram F

_{o}and F_{i}?Thanks?