Can you check my solution for this trusses problem

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1. Dec 3, 2014

Furious

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I didn't attend the lecture in which the professor explained trusses so I don't really know.
Am I doing something wrong so far? is the force DE 0? because if go at the point C and calculate CD (750) then go for point D CD + 400 + DE (0) = 0 don't add up

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2. Dec 4, 2014

theOrange

Look at your moment around B again, you are missing something.

*hint: See the force of 600N at point C

3. Dec 4, 2014

Furious

But isn't the 600 N * 0 (perpendicular distance) = 0?

4. Dec 4, 2014

theOrange

No, you are taking a moment around Point B. However there is a force at Point C that you didn't take into account. Force there is 600N, and the distance is 4 meters.

5. Dec 4, 2014

Furious

oh my bad, the moment in this case is anti clock wise right?
but is it counted if I take the moment at A ?

6. Dec 4, 2014

theOrange

Yep it is anti-clock wise. No, it is not counted if you take the moment around point A.