Consider a person applies a downward 500 N force by standing on a balcony's edge, which is only supported by one diagonal beam. Determine the force in the support based on the diagram below. Assume the balcony is weightless.
The problem is asking to solve for the y-component of the diagram's sum of forces:
Since the person standing on the balcony only exerts force in the vertical/y-direction, we only need to determine the support's y-component: