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  1. Hello, I am attempting a very basic statics question, and some of the resulting numbers seem wrong. I wonder if someone can help? You might help keep my new house from blowing away! This is a simple model of a section of a cargo container withstanding a hurricane wind load (simplified as 13.4 KN at a centroid 1.45 M from the base). The weight of the container over these two footings is 20 KN. The goal is to determine the horizontal and vertical forces on the footers (points A and B), A_y, A_x, B_y, B_x. I attached a picture of the FBD and moment calculations. B_y=17
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