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Homework Help: Equilibium Of A Moment Help Please

  1. Oct 31, 2004 #1
    Equilibium Of A Moment Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please I tried for six hours to finish this seemingly easy problem yesterday I'm in dire need of help I've tried everything.
    Heres the Problem:

    I attached a diagram click statics to open it but heres the question
    Q: For the loading condition shown below, determin the force on bolt O knowing that the triangular bracket is held up by the fixed shelf on the lower part of the wall.

    (The value of F, is F=550 Newtons not 55 as it may appear in the picture.)
    also I eventually found that the correct answer is F total=1037 N, but I don't know how to determine it.

    Then found fx=275N and fy=-476 N from the componetns of f
    What I did was Sum the Moments first take the moment of O and the Moment of A, since B cannot support a moment I didnt have one there.
    so sum of M = M of o + M of A
    sum of M's= 312.5 NM = (fay x .4 m) - (Foy x .4m)
    and the
    sum of x's=Fox=275
    sum of y's=Foy=Ay-476
    which makes the components of F, Fx= -275 and fy=681, which results no where near 1037 N...

    I did somethign wrong I dont know what please help!!!! thank you!!!!
    any help is much appreciated!!!!!!!

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    Last edited: Oct 31, 2004
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  3. Oct 31, 2004 #2
    Please Someone Help! Im Desperate
  4. Oct 31, 2004 #3
    Please somebody!!! just a start anythinG!!!
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2004
  5. Nov 1, 2004 #4
    Can you determine the force act between A and the hipotenus of the triangle which is perpendicular to the hipotenus ?
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