(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Basically, this is the problem,

A 70 kg painter is painting the wall of a building. He stands on a horizontal board of length 6.4 m and mass 15 kg, suspended from vertical ropes attached to each end. If the painter stands 1.2 m from one end of the board, what would the tensions in the ropes be?

2. Relevant equations

I know that the sum of all forces in the x direction must add to zero, as well as the sum of the forces in the y direction.

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried to, using a coordinate system, account for the mass of the board, as well as the human, but i simply do not know how to calulate the Tension of the ropes, both the rope far away and the rope close to the man. I do know that the tension closer to the man would be greater. Any help please?

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