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The Method of Joints (support reactions)

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    So, I have a question regarding the method of joints used to solve force members in a truss. I am just starting the question and I am stuck on determining the moment in the support reactions.

    So my questions are:

    (1) For the moment around support reaction E do I include Force Dx in my equation?
    So, [+Dx * 5]

    (2) When finding the forces in the X direction is there a force in the Ex direction?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2012 #2
  4. Oct 10, 2012 #3
    nevermind I figured out where I was going wrong
     
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