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aldee11

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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 couldn't imagine the force exerted on the strut by the pivot. I don't 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.

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 couldn't imagine the force exerted on the strut by the pivot. I don't 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.

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