Best Way to Solve Statics Problems

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My question is very simple. When solving static equilibrium problems (such as finding reactions at joints) when should I take the moment about the x,y, and z axes and when is it better to take a joint and find the reaction forces on that joint? Also any other tips will be appreciated.
 

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You'll probably have to use moments and force balances in combination; if you have 3 unknown variables for example you'll need three equations relating them, and odds are one or even two will be moment balances.
 

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