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akhmed966

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## Homework Statement

In the attachment

## Homework Equations

Sum of the forces in the X, Y, and Z

Sum of the Moments in the X, Y, and Z.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't believe I need help solving the problem, I just need help setting it up.

I can find the vector of CD, which came out to 400i-100j-500k (I know I need to get the unit vector), and the tension in W is -(250*9.8)k. But after that I get lost. I tried to make a free body diagram, but I am not sure because the problem wants the force in B, so I think I have to break it down in components and what not, but I think it's the rod that throws me off.

How would I go about getting an equation for A and B, or would they just simply be Ax, Ay, Az, Bx, By, Bz and I simply take the sum of forces and moments? Like I said, I get lost after finding the vector of CD and tension in W.