those are the results.

We want to find Bx and Ax, and so what I'll do is, I'll go ahead and use

the fact that the x components are constant throughout the cable, and

so we can therefore find the section with the largest tension.

And the one with the largest tension is

the one that will have the largest y component.

Because if you take the x

component which is the same throughout and you use

Pythagorean's theorem to find the overall tension in the segment.

The one with the y component that's the largest

will be the segment with the largest overall tension.

And so in this case, that will be

section BP2, because it has the, the highest slope.

And so in doing that, we find that TB2 then is1400

pounds in tension.

So we've solve for one of the ta, cable segments.

and then let's do a joint cut at B to find B sub x.

And so here is the joint cut a joint B, I know what it, B sub y is, I

don't know what B sub x is. I do however now know that the TB2 is 1400

pounds, I just don't know the angle at which it'd, which it's at.

And so to do that, here is my joint cut again, what I'm going

to do is I'm going to apply the equations of equilibrium to that joint cut.

First of all some forces in the y direction, set it equal to zero.

I'll choose up as positive. And so I'll get 853.3

minus the 1400 pound tension in B2.

But just it's y component which is going to be the sign of

theta B2 equals 0. so I'll find sine of

theta B2 equals 0.6095, or theta

[COUGH]

excuse me, B2 is equalled to 37.56 degrees.

Now knowing that I can sum forces in the x direction.

Set it equal to 0, and I get the x component of the 1400 pound

force which is going to be negative according with my sign convention.

So this is going to be minus 1400 times the cosine

of theta B2, which was 37.56 degrees,

plus BX equals 0. And so therefore,

BX equals 1109.9 pounds to

the right, which means that Ax is

going to be equal to 1100.9,

1109.9 pounds to the left.