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. 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.