1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data There is a fixed pulley lifting weight of 2N. Attached to the weight there are two ropes. On the other side of the pulley there are two man standing, one of them just below the pulley and the other is further away (Illustrated). The weight is on balance, it is not moving. The man just below the pulley is using N force. What force the other man is using? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I argue that the other man is also using force N. But my friend is saying that he is not. Any idea?