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Posted by **Paul** on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 4:33pm.

a)Find the tension T in the cable.

b)Find the vertical component of the force exerted on the beam by the pivot.

Your answer should be positive if the force is upward, negative if the force is downward.

c)Find the magnitude of the horizontal component of the force exerted on the beam by the pivot.

Your answer should be positive if the force is rightward, negative if the force is leftward.

I don't even know where to start?

I dont follow the picture. However, you can sum moments about any point, and you can sum vertical and horizontal forces since it is in equilibrium. That will give the governing equations.

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 3:30pmI don't know either

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