1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations ∑M = 0, ∑Fx = 0, ∑FY = 0 3. The attempt at a solution If so, If so, I will be using the method of sections to cut along the red line as indicated in the picture. This gives me 3 equations of equilibrium as shown above. However, before solving these equations i first need to check whether my equations/diagrams are contain all the forces necessary. I know that there is a support reaction in the Y direction of magnitude W at point A. However, where do I put the support reaction in the x direction? From what I understand there needs to be a support reaction in the X direction as there is a moment generated from the W down and the W up.