1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A purple beam is hinged to a wall to hold up a blue sign. The beam has a mass of mb = 6.7 kg and the sign has a mass of ms = 16.8 kg. The length of the beam is L = 2.43 m. The sign is attached at the very end of the beam, but the horizontal wire holding up the beam is attached 2/3 of the way to the end of the beam. The angle the wire makes with the beam is θ = 32.9°. Q1: What is the net force the hinge exerts on the beam? Q2:The maximum tension the wire can have without breaking is T = 921 N. What is the maximum mass sign that can be hung from the beam? 2. Relevant equations τ=0 as it is static F=0 as it is not moving 3. The attempt at a solution For the first question, I form τ=0 where I have 3 torque, τ of tension, τ of beam and do I include τ of the sign? And sum of forces is 0, so I have forces on hinge of x is Fh,x-Tcosθ=0, component of y is Fh,y-mbg-msg-Tsinθ=0 mbg is mass of beam, msg is mass of the sign. Is there somewhere I did it wrong? Second question I use r*T=(mb*horizontal distance from the hinge+m*horizontal distance from the hinge)*9.81 Is this correct?