**Situation**

Flexible cables *BE* and *CD* are used to brace the truss shown below.

1. Determine the load *W* to cause a compression force of 8.9 kN to member *BD*.

A. 7.80 kN |
C. 26.70 kN |

B. 35.64 kN |
D. 13.35 kN |

2. Which cable is in tension and what is the tensile reaction?

A. *BE* = 12.58 kN |
C. *BE* = 6.29 kN |

B. *CD* = 6.29 kN |
D. *CD* = 12.58 kN |

3. If *W* = 20 kN, what will be the tensile reaction of member *CE*?

A. 6.67 kN |
C. 0 |

B. 13.33 kN |
D. 10 kN |

**Answer Key**