1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Find cord tension and force on the hinge on this beam given the following: Picture of the equation (in attachments) beam is 10 kg beam is 8.0m long 2. Relevant equations [T=0 [F=0 3. The attempt at a solution Finding the Torque on the wire... I attached my FBD I drew. Before I start, one question? Since the beam is on an angle, would there be a horizontal force on the x-axis resulting from the Mass of the beam? If so, It could be 60 degrees? Mg Sin60? That is my attempt using the "Z-rule" in angles Anyways: [T= 0 Tcw = Tccw mg(d) = Tsin( ) * (d) (10)(9.8)(4) = T sin30 * (8m) ----> Sin 30* given that directly accross is 90 degrees + 60 degrees given = 30 degrees left at where the beam and wire are attached. 392N = T sin30 * (8m) 392N divided by 8m = 49 49 = T sin30 49 divided by sin30 --> 98? The answer is 49N. Why did I get double the answer? Is there something with my angles?