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?
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.
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?