1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hello, we were given homework, which is perfectly described by this picture. We should figure out F1 and F2 (it's number). I know that if the both angles are equal, it is easy to solve. However, now i should solve a situation when first angle (alpha) = 50 grades, the second (beta) = 25 grades - they are not the same Furthemore, i know that weight of the man is 70 kg. We should find out F1 and F2. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t35.0-12/12544289_1209388075743534_1652378483_o.jpg?oh=701cd9f68eb6fc9e1d36dc4b134975b5&oe=56959F62&__gda__=1452709555_a73e61a8aedf3422f85bac6f7e38dc11 2. Relevant equations of course Fg = m.g so Fg = 700N (approximately) 3. The attempt at a solution Now i know that if the 2 parts of rope are equals, it can be solve in this way : Fg/2 = F1 . sin alpha and both forces (F1 and F2) would be equal. However, i do not know what will happen if the angles are not equal Thank you really much for your help!