1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hello. Given the statically determinate truss shown in the image, solve for all forces in the members, in terms of the load P. 2. Relevant equations Equations of equilibrium. Node analysis. Section analysis. 3. The attempt at a solution I was able to solve it by solving first for the vertical components of the external reactions. Taking moments at the left support: I get 7/3 P for the vertical component of the reaction at the support on the right. The vertical reaction at the support on the left is therefore 5/3 P. There's a relationship between the horizontal components of the supports: they're opposite for equilibrium. Of course, there are no more equations to solve for the horizontal components of the reactions at both supports, only this relationship. That's why going for a node analysis, there's an unknown I have to drag all the way to the end. This led me to a solution after painstakingly finishing all nodes. I checked that this truss could be solved using an online truss solver. (it's not statically indeterminate. There are 8 members (the ones in the middle don't cross) + 4 unknowns because of the supports=12 unknowns. There are 6 nodes X 2= 12 equations.) Is there a clever cut to make this problems easier?