1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Sum of downward forces exerted at A and B is 41lbs by the leg, what is the weight attached? 2. Relevant equations None, really... 3. The attempt at a solution Tension (T) throughout the system must be constant and equal to the weight (W). I first assumed that the leg was entirely pulled up by B since I thought the force passing A is going down (wrong since this is in equilibrium) and claimed W = 41sin60, but it's not that simple. Tension pulls both ways, so there is an upward force at A as well as B. Since [itex]ƩF_y = 0[/itex] [itex]Tsin25 + Tsin60 - 41lb = 0[/itex] [itex]T = W = 41 / (sin25 + sin60) = 31.0lb[/itex] But using this value of T in checking horizontal forces, they don't balance out. What am I missing here, or are my calculations correct and there just is a net horizontal force on the leg that the leg has to resist? Thanks in advance :).