# Homework Help: Quick Q: Static Equilibrium

1. Jul 23, 2015

### Sarah00

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations
Net Force = 0
Net Torque = 0

3. The attempt at a solution

At the support point
, is there a horizontal force component?​

2. Jul 23, 2015

### Orodruin

Staff Emeritus
This is irrelevant to the solution of the problem, why do you think it is an issue?

3. Jul 23, 2015

### Sarah00

shuoldn't I draw FBD first?

4. Jul 23, 2015

### Sarah00

shuoldn't I draw FBD first?

5. Jul 23, 2015

### Sarah00

shuoldn't I draw FBD first?

6. Jul 23, 2015

### Orodruin

Staff Emeritus
You can do that if you want, but the question you should ask yourself once you have done that is: can I compute the result without knowing the answer to the question you just asked?

7. Jul 24, 2015

### Sarah00

I know the message you want to give me .. I would take net torque around the support point so all forces from it will have 0 torque.
But i asked the question because there must be horizontal force produced from there. because there is only single horizontal force genrated from rope. so there must be a balancing force

8. Jul 24, 2015

### haruspex

Yes, you can assume there is sufficient friction at the support to prevent it slipping.

9. Jul 24, 2015

### Orodruin

Staff Emeritus
Just to add: Otherwise it will slip and not be in equilibrium.

10. Jul 24, 2015

Thanks!