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Homework Help: Static Equilibrium

  1. Jan 8, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    http://s619.photobucket.com/albums/tt272/babyazureyoshi/?action=view&current=StaticEquilibrium.jpg&newest=1 [Broken]

    Find the forces in AD using the rectangular components approach.

    2. Relevant equations
    Sum of the forces = zero
    Sum of the torques = zero about some

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I drew a free body diagram and found the lengths and angles of both triangles. I know that all the external forces acting on the body must remain zero in order for static equilibrium to be attained. However, I don't know where to move from there. I would really appreciate any help!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Jan 8, 2010 #2


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