1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I need help with this: http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3262/unledewk.jpg [Broken] I know that I need to create an extended free body diagram and I understand how to get all the equations from the diagram. BUT I don't know what to do when it comes time to use torque and find tension 2. Relevant equations T = Ialpha 3. The attempt at a solution x-component : N - Tcos(35) = 0 y-component : Tsin(35) + U - 2.5g = 0 I get stuck at this point and don't know how to use torque to solve for T. I'm pretty confused with the concept of it, so if you can, please try to be a little thorough in walking me through the rest of the problem.