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It's been a while since I've done statics like this but it has come back to bite me in the *** again.

I started out by moments about A:

2L*cos(θ)*Cx - P*L*sin(θ)

But now what? If I do sum of forces in X I get that Ax = Cx and then I get stuck with the sum of forces in Y

Do I have to make a cut somewhere? Not sure about to go about solving with the spring.

The answer is:

cos(θ) = 0.5*(1+(P/2kL))

Any ideas?