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Homework Help: Trusses in equilibrium

  1. Mar 18, 2005 #1
    http://www.unm.edu/~hr/images/test/problem.bmp [Broken]

    I am stuck trying to see how to apply the equilibrium equations. I take the moment about point b and get Fce. I need Fbe, and Fbd.

    Fbd = 95.6 kip
    Fbe = 41.1 kip
    Fce = 58.4375 kip

    These are the answers. I dunno how they got Fbd and Fbe, any clues??
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2005 #2
    what units are you working in. Ive never heard of 'kip' being used. Ca you tell me what that is.

    Regards,

    Nenad
     
  4. Mar 18, 2005 #3
    It's a kilo-pound.
     
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