Ref. Fig. 3.15(a),

The resultant,

In this case, we consider all anticlockwise moments as a positive value and all the clockwise moments as the negative value. However, initially, we did not know it that Rd is in the clockwise or anticlockwise moment. Thus the algebraic signs help to determine it.

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- Introduction to statics
- Introduction to vector algebra
- Two dimensional force systems
- Types of coplanar parallel forces

Resolution of a force into a force and a couple - Resultant of a number of forces

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