We have a test coming up next week and here's a practice problem I have no idea how to do. Mainly the way the pulley is holding the weight throws me off.
For these type of problems, we are going to have to solve for the reaction forces, and show them as vectors.
I drew my free body diagram.
The forces in the x and y have to be equal to 0, since this is statics.
Can someone show me how to do this problem. I really don't know where to start, and we haven't went over one like this in class. Any information you guys can provide will be extremely helpful, as I'm having a hard time with this class.