Members AB and BC shown in Fig. F-002(MM) are pinned together at point B, and are pinned to the floor at points A and C. The structure supports a pulley at point B with which, a person is hoisting a 2.0 kN load. Member BC has a weight of 1.6 kN, which may be considered to act at its center, while AB is made of strong-light material and has negligible weight. Determine the value of the external support reactions at A and C.
If the force F shown in Fig. P-017 is resolved into components parallel to the bars AB and BC, the magnitude of the component parallel to bar BC is 4 kN. What are the magnitudes of F and its component parallel to AB?