# Replacing column by equivalent force and couple

The Problem
I've been given the beam shown below to carry out the Hardy Cross method (Moment Distribution) too. I have no problems with the method but I'm struggling with part b, which states "Replace column by an equivalent force and couple at point C"
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1705/problemat.jpg [Broken]

Excuse the crude photoshopping! The column is 1unit in length and infinitely stiff.

Part a of the question was work out stiffness and distribution factors which were easy.
But part b states "Replace column by an equivalent force and couple at point C" and I can't do the rest of the question without this. I've tried and failed many times.

I've tried replacing with what I think is right, and replacing by guessing but I don't think I understand what to do. I tried inserting a column straight underneath with the same length and the 10kN load acting to the left. But that would double the moment around C so I'm stumped.

Any help pointing me in the right direction is very appreciated. Feel stupid that I can do the hard bits but can't figure out the couple! lol

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