1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The relevant forces are tension in the rope, which acts in two directions on the object, and the force of gravity, the object's weight which acts down. http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9788/2kgut8.th.gif [Broken] Calculate the tension in the rope. mass= 2.0 kg tension force = unknown 2. Relevant equations Force (tension) - Force (weight of mass) = 0 (because the system is in equilibrium). 3. The attempt at a solution I put it up on image-shack: http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0037hv3.jpg I got 38 Newtons of tension on each rope. But the text tells me that I am wrong and that EACH string should equal 76 Newtons.