1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64325990/math.PNG [Broken] 3. The attempt at a solution So what I did was set up an system of equations such that the sum of the horizontal forces = 0 and the sum of the vertical forces = 0. I ended up solving for the tension in the rope BC and then found the vertical force which came out to be 490N which is not correct. I think I got this wrong because I am not finding the max force. How should I approach this question?