1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A flagpole of mass 25kg and 2.5m in length is held in a horizontal position by a cable shown in the diagram. The centre of gravity of the flagpole is at a distance of 1.5m from the fixed end. Determine: a the tension T in the cable; b the vertical component of the force at the fixed end of the pole. 2. Relevant equations Moment=F*perp distance vertical component=Fsin(theta) Horizontal component=Fcos(theta) clockwise=anticlockwise 3. The attempt at a solution I did (a) and I got around 300.Please call out on me if i get this wrong. Calculate the moments around the end of the flagpole(left hand) clockwise moment=250*1.5=375 anti clockwise moment=T*1.25 through division etc, i get 300. What i cannot understand is (b) What does it mean by the vertical component at the end of the flagpole?