Engineering Statics


Two rods are connected by a frictionless collar at B. Knowing that the magnitude of the couple MA is 500 lb-in, determine (a) the couple MCrequired for equilibrium, (b) the corresponding components of the reaction at C.

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at B established.
A moment equation is written about C to avoid the unknown 
force components at C.
Substituting yields the moment at C.