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Homework Help: Determining cable force

  1. Nov 11, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The ramp of a ship has a weight of 200lb and a center of gravity at G. Determine the cable force in CD needed to just start lifting the ramp, (i.e., so that the reaction at B becomes zero.) Also, determine the horizontal and vertical components of force at the hinge at A.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not even sure where to start.
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