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Step 1: Draw FBD of beam and replace distributed load with equivalent force
Step 1: Draw FBD of beam and replace distributed load with equivalent force



Step 2: Solve for reactions using equations of equilibrium
Step 2: Solve for reactions using equations of equilibrium



Step 3: Draw FBD for section cut
Step 3: Draw FBD for section cut



Step 4: Solve for internal forces using equations of equilibrium
Step 4: Solve for internal forces using equations of equilibrium



Useful formula:
Useful formula:



Now that you've mastered this question, you can try Question 2.