1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 35.8 kg beam is attached to a wall with a hinge and its far end is supported by a cable. The angle between the beam and the cable is 90°. If the beam is inclined at an angle of theta=17.8° with respect to horizontal, what is the horizontal component of the force exerted by the hinge on the beam? (Use the 'to the right' as + for the horizontal direction.) What is the magnitude of the force that the beam exerts on the hinge? heres a picture: http://tinypic.com/r/141v7o6/6 2. Relevant equations f=ma t=Fr 3. The attempt at a solution forces in the x dricection= 0 forces in the y direction= 0 net torque = 0 I think the tension can be found by L/2mgcos(theta)=LT T=1/2mgcos(theta) so the x component of the tension= x component of the hinge on the beam Fx=Tsin(theta) The system is in equilibrium Im unsure about how to approach this question because the beam is on an angle. An explanation with a worked solution would be very very much appreciated.