# HOMEWORK 10.A - SP 24

NOTE: A typo has been corrected in the problem statement. Originally, the statement incorrectly referred to cable EC as cable AC.

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## 4 thoughts on “HOMEWORK 10.A - SP 24”

1. Cecilie Reingaard Wiuff says:

When looking at the force created by the weight W would we have to multiply by g (9.81) to find the force?

1. Christopher says:

I had the same question. The problem mentions, "Assume the weight of the member to be negligible compared to the applied load." Does this imply that we can disregard gravity and simply multiply R_OA by W for the force?

1. Sebastian Thompson says:

The weight of the member refers to the AO rod, essentially simplifying the problem by reducing the gravitational forces to only that exerted by the weight at point D, which has a magnitude W.

It is also important to note that weight is a force, meaning that the force of gravity at D can be taken to be
simply W in the negative y, no multiplication necessary.