Calculate the magnitude of the force supported by the point at A under the action of the 2.9-kN load applied to the bracket. Neglect friction in the slot.
The Attempt at a Solution
I started by finding the moment around A so that I could solve for the vertical force at B:
Then I found FBX using trig functions and the angle between the vertical axis and FB:
Then I summed all the forces to find the components of the force at point A:
Then I found FA using the Pythagorean theorem
This was wrong, am I missing a force/forces somewhere, or are my calculations incorrect?
Thanks for any help!!!
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