1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Here is a link to a picture of the problem: http://imgur.com/5nOnpJE Click on the picture to make it bigger, and readable! I need to find the angle that the two rods will have the same stress. We are talking about normal stress here! 2. Relevant equations [itex]\sigma[/itex] = Force / Area 3. The attempt at a solution I am using the method of joints to solve for the internal force because they are both two force members. I have the equations for x, and y. X: -AB + BC cos(θ) = 0 Y: -50 + BC sin(θ) = 0 Where do I go from here? I want to start solving in terms of something to be able to put them into the stress formula.