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Old Mar 6th 2017, 09:03 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by builder89 View Post
I think you meant FMx=5.5, not FMy in your last post.
Yes - that's right. Thanks.

I think we're in agreement. I believe the minor differences in results are due to rounding. I do agree that if you don't care about the reaction force FMx then you only need the two equations that you have used.
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Old Mar 6th 2017, 09:14 PM   #22
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Excellent.

Thanks for all your help Chip, for good explanations and for sticking with it through such a lengthy thread. I definitely feel I know what's going on with this piece now. :-)
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