# Solving for forces/reactions and moments in a complicated frame

1. Nov 17, 2007

### salman213

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2. $$\sum$$Maboutapoint
$$\sum$$Fy
$$\sum$$Fx

3. Well firstly i just looked at it as a whole to see if i can figure out any of the reactions at F or B. I am confused about where to and where not to apply that moment of 48 Nm which is replacing the force at A.

For example when im taking the moment about point F when looking at the system as A WHOLE, should i take into consideration that 48 Nm in the moment equation?

When im taking it about point E of the WHOLE SYSTEM i do not? or no matter what, I have to add 48 Nm in all moment equations that i make????

And then please telll me when I DISMEMBER the frame when im looking at the member FCA, is that the only time i take that moment into consideration, or no matter which dismembered part im looking at, I have to take that moment of 48 Nm at point A into consideration in the MOMENT equation I make?
plzzzzzzz help

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2. Nov 17, 2007

### Pyrrhus

In order to solve this problem, simply find the vertical (y-components) of the reactions F and B, by using the whole body, dismember for finding the horizontal (x-components).

Remember: Moments are Free vectors unlike forces which are sliding vectors.