Force Unbalanced Beam

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Homework Statement



In the figure a 6.00-m-long, uniform beam is hanging from a point to the right of its center. The beam weighs 138 and makes an angle of with the vertical. At the right-hand end of the beam a concrete block weighing is hung; an unknown weight hangs at the other end.
If the system is in equilibrium, what is w ? You can ignore the thickness of the beam.

Homework Equations



F=ma

The Attempt at a Solution



i dont rly know where to start i just need a hint
 
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The beam weighs 138 and makes an angle of with the vertical
Does the beam weigh 138 kg? What is the angle that is made with the vertical?

At the right-hand end of the beam a concrete block weighing is hung
How much does this block weigh?
 

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