1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 4.2 m long uniform post is suspended by a cable having a tension of 1 700 N. 2. Relevant equations What is the mass of this post? 3. The attempt at a solution I figure there are 2 forces acting in a clockwise direction (the mass of the log on each side of the rope. And that each of those masses should be multiplied by sin60 not sure about the tension though. I figure that the tension of the rope is acting in a counter clockwise direction, and that all torques are = 0.) the answer is 530kg.