The body is connected to the ground with a moving joint at B, the body slides with no friction at A.
ΣF=0 => ΣFx=0 & ΣFy=0
The Attempt at a Solution
First I made a drawing:
At this point I started calculating:
ΣFx=>P-R2-F1, so: P=R2+F1
ΣFy=> R1+F2-mg=0, so: R1+F2=mg
I'm quite confused when it comes to the moment around B, I know that Moment=force*distance, but how do I draw all the distance that I need?
I thought about something like that:
So, the distance between F1 and the point B is a, while the distance between F2 and B is b.
Knowing this, I assume that the moment would look like that:
now I replace P and mg according to the previous equations:
now the weird part is that I could reduce almost everything in the equation above, so that I would only be left with:
but it doesn't make any sense.
I would appreciate any help, thank you in advance!