Block and Strut -- Equilibrium 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 = 217 kg and the uniform rigid aluminum strut has a mass m2 = 49 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 = 34 degrees and the angle between the strut and the ground is φ = 49 degrees. a) What is the tension in the vertical wire that holds the steel block? T = 2128.77 N b) What is the tension in the left angled wire? c) What is the horizontal (x) component of the compressive force in the strut? d) What is the vertical (y) component of the compressive force in the strut? Here's the image: http://i48.tinypic.com/34g68f4.gif 2. Relevant equations Torque = F x R F = ma 3. The attempt at a solution I got part a but I'm stuck on part b through d. What should I do?