EQUILIBRIUM & REACTIONS
Force “P” is pushing against a cantilever beam as shown. Draw a free body diagram indicating the three reactions at Point A: horizontal reaction (RX), vertical reaction (RY), and moment reaction (MA). The reactions will be equal and opposite to the forces produced by force “P”. To solve this problem, draw a “FREE-BODY DIAGRAM” (FBD) of the system that represents all the forces. (See textbook pages 74-81 for examples.) Draw the three reaction forces at Point A. Write the three equations of equilibrium and solve the system. Show your sketches & calculations for full credit. Remember to label units and round answers to the nearest one-thousandth.