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Yet, another statics problem

  1. Nov 13, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the components (a) of the reactions at E, (b) of the force exerted at C on member CDE.

    2. Relevant equations
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    Okay so I am having a hard time figuring out how to obtain Reaction D without using a force triangle because that is what the solution uses. I took sum of the forces in y direction at the pipe and get 10kips but what about the x direction? RD is going to have both x and y components.
     

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  3. Nov 13, 2014 #2
    I've been working on the problem for awhile. I first analyzed that D has a reaction both in x and y, also assumed B has a reaction in the x and y direction making it more complicated... I emailed my instructor asked him what the problem was. He said B has a reaction Bx and D is a reaction perpendicular to the bar.
     
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