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#### member 392791

My problem here seems that I can't figure out how to solve for my unknowns. I have 3 equations for force, and I'm not sure if that equation I have for the moment around the origin counts as 3 new independent equations if I split them up into i, j, and k components. If that is allowed, then I have 6 equations and 6 unknowns, which should be solvable. Otherwise, I only have 4 equations and can't solve this thing.

Is my analysis of the moments ok as well as the forces present on my FBD? I figured the rings cannot oppose motion in the directions where the hole of the ring is perpendicular to the force, thus has no reaction force.