- Homework Statement
- I am struggling to figure out if I did this problem correctly. I am supposed to determine the forces acting on all of the links, as well as whether they are in tension or compression. There is an image included below.
- Relevant Equations
So far I have used methods of joints to determine the forces at point E, D, and C. However, there is also a pulley attached to point D and E which I included in the sum of forces, but I'm not sure if that's the correct way to apply them. Every force I've calculated so far has also been in tension, which does not seem right. I'm also unsure of how to calculate the reactions at A and B with the pulley involved. Any help would be much appreciated.