# Statics help

Statics problem

i have been working on this problem now for 2 hours and haven't gotten anywhere,
taking the moment around joint a or b still leaves you with 2 unsolved equations. and suming the forces leaves with 2 also can anyone point me in the right direction, i jsut need to determine the reactions at a, and b i have drawn a Free body diagram. thanks

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the length from a to b is 8' and 6' from b-e im sorry i didn't put that in my drawing

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the length from a to b is 8' and 6' from b-e im sorry i didn't put that in my drawing
Hi tufftrav! Welcome to PF!

Is the whole thing on a fixed pivot at the centre, E?

What is the force at C (also called E)?

Are A and B resting on the ground (you've called them "joints"), or what?

yea i double posted, the only pivot is at c, the is a force at e 100#, and force at d 100#, points a, and b were pin joints.

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