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The cable ABCD is held in the position shown by the horizontal force P.

Determine P and the force in each segment of the cable.

Step 1

Show the free body diagram of joints *C* and *D* as in Figure (1).

Step 2

Determine the angle of members *CB* and *CD* using the relation;

Step 3

Consider force towards right side and upward force as positive.

Apply Equation of equilibrium in...

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