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1. I was trying to solve the exercise 1.6 from Hibbeler - Mechanics of Materials and I don't understand why in the solution manual they do not consider the force FB acting in the x axis, they only consider the y axis. Here is the question and their solution:

Wouldn't the Fbc force in the x axis multiplied by 1,6 meters generate a moment?
2. (Original post by Leshen)
I was trying to solve the exercise 1.6 from Hibbeler - Mechanics of Materials and I don't understand why in the solution manual they do not consider the force FB acting in the x axis, they only consider the y axis. Here is the question and their solution:

Wouldn't the Fbc force in the x axis multiplied by 1,6 meters generate a moment?
No because the force is going downwards. There is no horizontal component of force to cause a moment along the 1.6 m length.

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