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    Am I right in assuming that in equilibrium the force from the hinge(F) acts vertically upwards only ( no horizontal component) in the following situations in the diagram attached?
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    Am I right in assuming that in equilibrium the force from the hinge(F) acts vertically upwards only ( no horizontal component) in the following situations in the diagram attached?
    If your string is vertical in part a), then yes to both cases.

    You shouldn't have to assume. Resolve horizontally, and you'll see there cannot be a horizontal component.
 
 
 
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