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Dermining moments caused in tension of cable

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    Determine the moment created about the support leg at "A" caused by the tension in the cable of 12.3kN. (see attachment for diagram)
     

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  3. Sep 29, 2009 #2
    Reaching back many years in memory...
    moment due to a force vector is the force magnitude (12.3 kN) times the perpendicular distance between the force vector & the point in question. Or resolve the vector into x & y components, the moments is the sum of each component times its respective x & y distance from point.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 #3

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    Welcome to the PF, jmohle. On schoolwork questions, the PF rules require you to post your own attempt at a solution before we can offer tutorial help. So please write out the equations that Carl is alluding to, and see how far you can get.
     
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