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Homework Help: Solving a truss

  1. Jan 25, 2013 #1
    Can sombody help me out with this truss, i want to know firstly, i know i am to solve the forces in the x and y direction if possible, however, my question is, would the 2KN, 4KN and 2KN forces be forces in the y direction because they are not along the y axis but diagonal.


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  3. Jan 25, 2013 #2


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    From the diagram, it appears these three forces are acting perpendicular to chord BCE which is at an angle of 30 deg. to the horizontal. The truss as a whole is a 30-60-90 triangle, but the diagram is badly drafted so that the forces appear somewhat skewed with respect to the other members of the truss.
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