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Homework Help: Coplanar equilibrium help

  1. Nov 8, 2007 #1
    Neglecting friction, determine the tension in cable ABD and the reaction at support C.

    http://www.imagevimage.com/images/Picture1.jpg

    help.. i dont have any idea to solve for the tension so that i could solve for the component force c
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2007 #2
    Try forgetting that there's a string and a pulley; think instead of a force T acting upward at the LHS of the horizontal part of the frame and a force T acting leftward at the top of the vertical part of the frame.

    [Forget also that the leftward force would make the frame slide on the fulcrum! Think of it as a hinge instead]

    Can you write the sum of moments?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2007 #3
    yeah.. thank you.. i got the right answer.. same as the book..
     
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