1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The foot of a ladder rests against a wall,and its top is held by a horizontal tie rope. The ladder weighs 100 N and its center of gravity is 0.4 of its length from the foot. A 150 N child hangs from a rung that is 0.2 of the length from the top. Determine the tension in the tie rope and the components of the force on the foot of the ladder. The angle between the wall and the ladder is 37° 2. Relevant equations Sum of torques = 0 Sum of forces = 0 3. The attempt at a solution Sum of torques = (60.2N)(0.4L) + (90.3N)(0.8L) + (x)(L) x= -96.32 N The tension of the rope only has an x component so I don't think this calculation helps. I'm comfortable doing calculations when the beam is horizontal but I can't figure this one out.