# How to determine the direction of components of force while solving the problems related to hinge force? [closed]

There are two different directions of horizontal force in two different situations. Why?

• Is the wall on the right slanted, or is the pic slanted? – Bob D Aug 22 '19 at 12:38
• $F_H$ must oppose the horizontal component of $T$, Here lies the difference between the two cases. – ja72 Aug 22 '19 at 13:43

In either case the only non-hinge force with a horizontal component is the force labeled $$T$$. Therefore, the horizontal component of the hinge force needs to be equal and opposite to the horizontal component of $$T$$.