Hi, I have a question regarding Equilibrium problems. Here is the example of my hw. Find the tension T in each cable and the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the strut by the pivot. I know how to find T. The only problem is i couldnt imagine the force exerted on the strut by the pivot. I dont even know what that means. Can someone explain it to me and help me solve this problem. I also noticed that i need to find the force on the pivot for some other problems. Is there any easy ways to find the force? at least, how to picture it. Once i know where it is, i think i could solve it.