1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data See: http://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2010/upload/2010_FmaSolutions.pdf Question 11 2. Relevant equations T_net = 0 F_net = 0 3. The attempt at a solution Start with F_net = 0: Let T1 be the force of tension on the left, T2 on the right T1cosθ=T2cosθ Y components: T1sinθ+T2sinθ = mg Since T1 = T2, as established by the x-component force equation: 2T1sinθ= mg T1sinθ = mg /2 Now let's look at T_net = 0 Take the leftmost point to be the PoR This is where I got stuck. T1cosθb = T2sinθa T2sinθ=T1sinθ = mg/2 T1cosθb = mg/2a a/b = mg/2T1cosθ I'm really confused about how to find the torque: I get that it is rxF or rFsintheta but I'm struggling to make the equation.