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    Taking Moments Propped Cantilever

    Hello all

    I was hoping someone could shed some light on the following question:-

    I have a propped cantilever beam as shown below:-


    I want to work out the vertical reactions at support A and B.

    I have been told to work out the vertical reactions I need to take moments about support B and by doing so the reactions at support B "disappear" - my question is if I take moments about support B do ALL of the reactions disappear and if not which ones remain and which ones disappear?

    I hope this makes sense.

    Thank you.

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