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For this problem, what I am confused about is the fact that the Z direction parts of the tension will tend to rotate in a direction different from the Y components of the tension and the 850 lb vertical force. I am not sure how to reconcile the moments involving the Zcomponent into my moment equation around point A, which I know should be zero. The x component is along the line of point A, so there moments must be zero.
I remember solving 2D moments and the x components and y components will cause rotation in the same direction, but with 3D moments it appears the z component will rotate around a different direction than the y component will, so it seems unlikely that they can be added together like the x and y components can be in 2D torques.
I know the page is cut off, but I don't get the right value when I do it this way. I know the part about the forces is correct, there is something that I am missing though with respect to taking a moment around point A, which I want to do in order to get rid of the reaction forces at A.
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