1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Calculate the load on each member 2. Relevant equations [tex]\sum \tau=0[/tex] -because it isn't rotating. [tex]\sum F =0[/tex] - because it isn't moving. [tex]\tau = Fd\sin \theta[/tex] - to take the torque at any point 3. The attempt at a solution I can calculate the torques at each point. I understand that the sums must equal zero. I understand the the concepts of tension and compression and how to get them from the forces at each point. I have some kind of mental block where I cannot for the love of all that is good and holy relate all that I do understand to the forces at each point.