1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I am given a tool that needs to be balanced in the horizontal position with a spring of my design. I need to know the force that the spring will need to exert in order to do this. I am also choosing the mount point, which will be at 10 in. 2. Relevant equations Fsy = veritical component of spring force Fsx = horizontal component of spring force Ft = force of 5 lb tool 3. The attempt at a solution ΣFy = 0 = Fsy - 5 ⇒ Fsy = 5 lb ΣMtool = 0 = (2)(Fsx) + (24 - 10)(Fsy) ⇒ Fsx = - 35 lb I know this can't be right because that force is to large. I'm probably making some really fundamental errors, so if anyone could help that would be fantastic. Thanks!