The plate is suspended using the three cables which exert the forces shown. Express each force as a Cartesian vector. y x z FBA 350 lb FDA 400 lb FCA 500 lb A B C 6 ft 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft 2 ft D 3 ft 14 ft Prob. 295

Problem 2-95

The plate is suspended using the three cables which exert the forces shown. Express each force as a Cartesian vector.

Step by step solution

Step 1 of 2

Find the position vectors A,B,C and D to find the vectors BA.CA,and DA in cartesian form. Then find their magnitudes and use their respective forces to write them in cartesian form as forces.