The bean shown is supported by a pin at C and by the cable AB. Determine the pin reaction and the tension in the cable.
Hello CeliaCall the tension in the string T, and the reactions at the pin X horizontally and Y vertically. You can solve this by the usual methods of resolve horizontally, resolve vertically and take moments:
$\displaystyle R(\rightarrow): X = T \sin 67^o$
$\displaystyle R(\uparrow): Y +T\cos 67^o = 40$
$\displaystyle M(C): 40 \times 6 = T \times 10.5\sin 67^o$
Can you complete it now?
Grandad