I used the flexibility method to solve questions like this, so I know you have to have a primary and secondary structure. My primary structure looks like this:
where the Primary structure and Virtual load structure looked like this:
As you can see, my Virtual load is also pointing downwards in this scenario, however, it was correct for it to face downwards in this one, but it was incorrect for me to face my virtual load down in the first scenario. I want to know why, and how do I know which way to face my virtual load.