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## Homework Statement

For the beam shown in the figure: a) Draw necessary free body diagramsb) Calculate support reactions

c) Draw the shear force and bending moments

## Homework Equations

∑Fy = 0; ∑M = 0; V(x) = ∫ L(x) ; M(x) = ∫ V(x)

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b) Calculate support reactions

c) Draw the shear force and bending moments

∑Fy = 0; ∑M = 0; V(x) = ∫ L(x) ; M(x) = ∫ V(x)

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It's not clear why you inverted the beam; it makes it very hard to check your calculations and you don't seem to have obtained any simplification to finding the solution to the problem.

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I inverted the beam in order to have the x-y system of coordinates with x positive - horizontal to the right , and y - positive vertical upwards. There is no simplification, it just fits me better solving like that. Apart for the initial silly mistake :(, there is not any other mistake is it?

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