https://wug-s.physics.uiuc.edu/cgi/courses/shell/common/showme.pl?cc/DuPage/phys2111/fall/homework/Ch-12-Equilibrium/block-strut/block-strut-eq.gif [Broken][/URL] Sorry, forgot to add the picture... 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The system shown to the right is in equilibrium. The steel block has a mass m1 = 248 kg and the uniform rigid aluminum strut has a mass m2 = 47 kg. The strut is hinged so that it can pivot freely about it's bottom end. The angle between the left wire and the ground is Θ = 32o and the angle between the strut and the ground is φ = 49o 2. Relevant equations torque = rFsin(theta) 3. The attempt at a solution a) What is the tension in the vertical wire that holds the steel block? 2432.88 N b) What is the tension in the left angled wire? torque(hinge) = 0 = m(block)Lcos(49) + 0.5(m(strut)Lcos(49) - T2Lcos(49-32) I got T2 = 1827.197 That seems low for where the pivot is. Any idea were I screwed up? Thanks!