1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A wrecking ball weighing 4800N is supported by a uniform boom of wieght 3600N. A support cable runs from the top of the boom to the tractor. the angle between the support cable and the horizontal is 32degrees and the angle between the boom and the horizon is 48degrees. Find the magnitude of the force exerted on the lower end of the boom by the hinge. 2. Relevant equations Sum of Fx=0 Sum of Fy=0 3. The attempt at a solution I have already established that the total torque on the rope is = 16 000N So then I am thinking that this might be right: Sum of Fx=0=H-Tsin58degrees H=16000*sin58degrees H=13600N Sum of Fy=0=V-4800-3600-Tcos58degrees V=4800+3600+16000*cos58degrees V=16900N I just cannot wrap my head around the angles vs the magnitude. eg. vertical force of weight of boom is 3600N but should I not include the angle somehow? And then the 58degrees is taken from 16+42 at the top of the boom - it that correct? Or should it be 32degrees? Really confused by all these angles.