# Finding angle of rod hanging by springs

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## Homework Statement

A uniform 1.4-kg rod that is 0.60 m long is suspended at rest from the ceiling by two springs, one at each end. Both springs hang straight down from the ceiling. The springs have identical lengths when they are unstretched. Their spring constants are 59 N/m and 39 N/m. Find the angle that the rod makes with the horizontal.

Torque and Fy is 0 since rod is in equilibrium,

## Homework Equations

F=kx, where k is the spring constant and x is the distance of the spring itself
$\tau$=Fl, where l is the lever arm.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried to plug in the different equations, but I always keep getting blocked by the fact that the torque and Fy is 0.