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2ac + 3 = 0 => ac = 1.5m/s^2 upwards

For FBD of C, Newton’s 2nd law

2T – 200g = 200*1.5 => T = 1131N

For FBD of the beam,

Take moments about A, and assume beam is rigid (CCW positive):

2.5T – 3T – 300*6*9.81*3 + Rb*6 = 0

RB = 8.92kN upwards

Ra + Rb + T – T – 300*9.81*6 = 0 => RA = 8.73kN

Is this correct? I don’t see why the solution is posting the velocity when asking for a reaction

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