This is the problem: http://oi47.tinypic.com/6qij4o.jpg I set fx, fy, and B equal to zero. 'x' forces: Fx - Bsin(30) = 0 'y' forces: Fy - mg + B(cos(30)) = 0 lower end: -0.5*mg(cos(30)) + 0.4*B = 0 Using the third equation I solved for B, and got -477.4. I then plugged B into the first two equations and calculated Fy=854.4 and Fx=-238.7. I don't feel confident in these numbers, so I wanted to double check with someone who has a better understanding. Did I go wrong somewhere, or does this look okay? Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your help.